Nepali PM calls for women’s participation in polls

March 8th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by admin  

Kathmandu, March 8 (Xinhua) Nepal’s Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has, in his International Women’s Day message, urged women to take a defining role in politics and make the April 10 constituent assembly (CA) elections successful, The Rising Nepal daily reported Saturday. Koirala said women should cooperate and participate actively in the democratic exercise, as it is an historical opportunity associated with the prosperity and future of the country.

In a message released Friday on the occasion of the 98th International Women’s Day, he said that the government had given special attention towards ensuring maximum participation of women at every level of the society and their highest contribution to nation-building.

“The women should take this effort of the government as a positive achievement and give due attention towards increasing collaboration and cordiality in the country,” he said.

Nepal will go to the polls April 10 to elect the constituent assembly, which will decide the country’s future political set-up and the fate of the monarchy.

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