Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Nepalese Electoral System - Reviewed

A complicated electoral system, in which around 40% of seats are directly elected and 60% through proportional representation, has held up final results. But the Maoists are on course for a clear majority in the first tranche, with 119 seats out of 224.

And they had 33% of the vote in the second. They will certainly be the biggest party in a 601-seat assembly, which will have a 30-month term limit and will be charged with drafting a new constitution

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