Violence feared in run-up to Nepal vote

Politicians to get new chance to draft constitution as country prepares to elect new constituent assembly.

    Nepal's constituent assembly was elected in 2008 but dissolved last year without writing the charter.

    Later this month, Nepalis are going to the polls, giving feuding politicians another chance to draft a new constitution. But some of the most contentious constitutional issues, related to federalism and ethnic identity, have hardly been discussed since the last constituent assembly broke down.

    And now the process faces a major additional challenge: a splinter group of the Maoist party is boycotting and threatening to violently disrupt the election, calling the whole process a sham.

    Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Dadeldhura in Nepal.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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