The Constituent Assembly (CA) of Nepal was dissolved on May 27, 2012 after it failed to draft a Constitution within the stipulated time, even after four extensions. The main problem is the demand by ethnic groups, such as the Tharus in the south, to have ethically defined regions with autonomous powers. Amid protests and disagreements among the political parties, the former Prime Minister (presently the caretaker Prime Minister) Baburam Bhattarai announced fresh polls to be held on November 22, 2012 to allow the process of finalising the Constitution to continue. The blame game, as usual, is at its peak among the political parties.
The absence of a properly constituted government is allowing the country to drift.
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