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85 percent of political parties ready for polls, says President Ram Baran Yadav: President Ram Baran Yadav on April 26 expressing hope that the election to Constituent Assembly (CA) would be held on time, said 85 percent of all the active political forces have already ready for elections. He further said as head of the state he was taking initiatives to persuade some dissident political parties, including Mohan Baidya-led Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist-Baidya (CPN-Maoist-Baidya), to come on board the election process.

Meanwhile, CPN-Maoist-Baidya on April 25 reiterated that it would not participate in the election to the CA but disrupt the electoral process. Republica, April 26-27, 2013.

Government and EC agree to elect 601 CA members: The Government and the Election Commission (EC) on April 26 agreed to hold fresh polls to elect a new Constituent Assembly (CA) with 601 members. The Government reached a conclusion to retain the old strength of 601 when the big four parties decided to reduce the CA's strength from 601 to 491. Himalayan Times, April 26, 2013.

Government decides to implement Citizenship Distribution Directive: The Government on April 18 decided to implement Citizenship Distribution Directive-2070 to ease the distribution of citizenship keeping in mind the proposed Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. A Cabinet meeting made a decision to that effect. ekantipur, April 19, 2013.

Four major political parties agreed in principle to hold fresh CA elections in mid-November: Four major political parties on April 15 agreed in principle to hold fresh Constituent Assembly (CA) elections in mid-November citing the time constraint, the delay in clearing legal hurdles and differences on some provisions of electoral laws. Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) Vice-chairman Bamdev Gautam said, "Polls are not possible in June as we planned so the vote date will be announced for November 15-21." ekantipur, April 16, 2013.

NC CWC meeting: Poudel's paper blames Maoists for post-CA mess: The meeting of the central working committee (CWC) of the Nepali Congress started from Wednesday to.. April 3, 2013

Dahal tells Election Council chief Regmi to ensure CA polls in June ‘at any cost’: Chairman of UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal called on Interim Election Council chief Khil Raj Regmi at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar on Wednesday.  The latest political situation of Nepal, election process and the deepening political crisis facing the country featured prominently during the meeting.  April 3, 2013

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