Asian observers say Nepal elections were successful and credible

April 13th, 2008 - 2:44 am ICT by admin  

Kathmandu, Apr 12 (ANI): The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) on Saturday described the Constituent Assembly elections in Nepal as successful and credible.

In a post-election preliminary report published in Kathmandu, ANFREL said a strong turnout in the post-conflict environment and enormous enthusiasm for the election shows the will of the people of Nepal for a more inclusive and democratic government.

The optimism of the moment should be tempered both with sadness for those who have lost their lives in election related violence and caution as difficult challenges lay ahead, said ANFRELs Chief of Mission Gen Saiyud Kerdphol.

In the immediate term, the grievances of political parties must be thoroughly investigated and repelling conducted where necessary. We commend the election commission for already announcing that repelling will take place where egregious violations have been committed, executive director of ANFREL Somsri Hananutasuk said.

ANFREL has also praised women for their overwhelming participation in the electioneering. (ANI)

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