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Sambidhan Sabha Parichaya Pustika (An Introduction to Constituent Assembly)

The book by renowned law expert explains the meaning and importance of the Constituent Assembly

Sambidhan Sabha Parichaya Pustika (An Introduction to Constituent Assembly)


Published Year: 2007

Published by: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

Author: Kashi Raj Dahal

Price: Not mentioned, Pages: 40

 

By A CORRESPONDENT

Various opinion polls have shown that Nepali people are yet to fully understand the meaning and importance of Constituent Assembly election.

Even during the last week's mock elections held by the Election Commission (EC) in Dakshinkali VDC – a relatively quite accessible area nearby the capital – many voters who lined up to cast their votes expressed their ignorance about the CA.

"People are still in the belief that CA is all about giving majority to some party and installing new government. But this is not true. CA is a historic opportunity for the people of Nepal to decide their nation's destiny," said Kashiraj Dahal, author of the book "Constituent Assembly: An Introductory Book."

Published by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Nepal office, the book explains in simple Nepali language about the process and importance of constitution-making.

Former secretary of the Judicial Commission, Dahal, has dealt with the subject of historic struggle of Nepali people to write constitution by themselves.

Issues such as constitution, methods of constitution-making, processes adopted elsewhere and significance of CA in Nepal's context have been explained in the book.

Furthermore, the book also attempts to explain the various election systems including the First-Past-The-Post, Proportional and Mixed System. It also explains the system agreed upon by the eight parties in Nepal.

The book will be highly useful to the people of Nepal. Besides, it can also prove to be useful for other countries going through similar constitutional transition in future as it has information about international experience as well as theoretical explanations of constitution-making exercises.

Source: Spotlight (27 July - 02 August 2007)

 
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