Nepal's hamstrung constitution: Why the wait?

By Surendra Phuyal, 21 January 2015
Tensions are running high in the capital Kathmandu
Tensions are running high in the capital Kathmandu
<p id="story_continues_1" class="introduction">Nepal's wait for a new constitution has been long and painful, and followed a decade of bloody civil war.</p><p>Under the country's former monarchy the constitution was written by commissions approved by the king - but Maoist rebels fought an insurgency to overthrow the monarchy and install a new democratic republic.</p><p>A fresh constitution would be another step in Nepal's democratisation, which began in 2007 with the signing of a historic peace agreement between the Maoists and the then government.</p><p>But since then hopes of progress have stalled as political parties failed to agree over such key issues as the names and number of proposed states, forms of governance and electoral and judicial systems.</p><div>[toc hidden:1]</div>
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