KATHMANDU, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Nepal's Constituent Assembly (CA) , the body elected late last year with a main purpose of drafting a new constitution, is all set to elect its Chairman on Tuesday.
The meeting of CA on Sunday, which was chaired by senior lawmaker Surya Bahadur Thapa, announced the date for the election of CA chairman, which is regarded as a powerful post in the constitution drafting process.
Thapa is chairing the CA till its first meeting on Jan. 22.
Nepal's CA is failing to make any progress in the constitution drafting process.
With the election of Chairman, CA is likely to expedite the constitution drafting body.
It has been one month since the first meeting of CA but there has not been any progress on constitution drafting process. Parties have made a public commitment to promulgate a new constitution within a year, but they are yet to start the constitution drafting process.
The Nepali Congress has agreed to support the CPN-UML candidate in the House as a part of a power sharing between the country's two largest parties.
And the UCPN (Maoist) is demanding the post of CA chairman.
"First and second largest parties have formed the government, we are outside the government so we should get CA chairman," Maoist Spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma told media persons after CA meeting.