Kathmandu, Nov 19 (IANS) A total of 12.4 million people are entitled to vote in Nov 19 Constituent Assembly elections that began in Nepal Tuesday.
Ballotting began a little late in some polling booths due to technical problems, eKantipur quoted Nepal Police central spokesperson SSP Ganesh KC as saying.
No untoward incidents have been reported so far.
Members from 122 political parties, as well as independent candidates, will vie for 601-member Constituent Assembly that is expected to write a new constitution. The last day of election campaign was marked by several mass meetings in support of the candidates.
Nepal is holding second Constituent Assembly elections after the first elected in 2008 election failed to promulgate a much-awaited constitution that will institutionalise the republic established in 2008 after the 240-year long monarchy was toppled.
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