Nepal

Nepalis Head To Polls To Elect Constituent Assembly

Second vote since end of the civil war in 2006

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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.