Nepal's constitutional impasse: an insider's perspective
5 June 2012
Dr. Bipin Adhikari
<p>On Sunday May 27, 2012, Nepal’s Constituent Assembly (CA) was disbanded and fresh elections called after it failed to adopt a new Constitution. What were the issues at the centre of this recent crisis? What are its potential ramifications? How is this affecting public perception of the political class? What are the options, going forward? A week after the collapse of the constitutional process, <strong>Bipin Adhikari</strong>, a senior constitutional lawyer, and external expert advisor to the Constituent Assembly Secretariat and the civil society sat down with IDEA’s Constitution Building Programme to shed light on some of these questions.
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