Nepalis Head To Polls To Elect Constituent Assembly

Second vote since end of the civil war in 2006


Voters among Nepal's 27 million people are going to the polls Tuesday to elect a new 601-member constituent assembly, which will be tasked with drawing up a constitution to end years of political uncertainty.

The vote is only the second since the conclusion of Nepal's civil war in 2006. The 2008 election resulted in a series of short-lived governments that failed to establish stability in the ethnically diverse nation.