Nepal leaders vow to hold free, fair elections

April 1st, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by admin  

Kathmandu, April 1 (Xinhua) Top leaders of three major Nepali political parties vowed Tuesday to hold the April 10 constituent assembly (CA) elections in a free and fair manner. The leaders in a statement released after a meeting here called on all political parties and people to make the elections a success and consolidate democratic institutions in the country.

The statement was signed by Prime Minister and Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala, Communist Party Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) chairman Prachanda.

The leaders committed themselves to ensuring that all candidates carry on campaigning without obstruction or intimidation and vowed to take actions on those trying to vitiate election environment.

The meeting decided to set up all-party mechanisms in the districts to oversee the elections and form monitoring committees comprising civil society leaders to resolve possible problems in the course of holding free and fair elections.

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