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Political parties fail to draft a new constitution before the January 22 deadline: Despite repeated attempts, the ruling Nepali Congress and its alliance partner Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) as also the main opposition Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-Maoist) and Madhesh-based parties failed to reach a consensus on issues ranging from federalism, form of government, judiciary and electoral system, which made the constitution elusive. This is a second time that the parties in Nepal failed to deliver a new constitution. The CA elected in 2008 was dissolved in May 2012 without a new charter. The second CA was elected in 2013 and at its first meeting on January 21, 2014, it resolved to draft the country's new constitution within a year, by January 22. Nepal's parties had agreed to draft a new constitution by signing the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2006, which ended a 10-year-old insurgency. The Week, January 23, 2015.

413 CA members submit signatures to Chairman Subas Nembang demanding promulgation of new constitution by January 22: A group of Constituent Assembly (CA) members led by the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) on January 16 submitted a list of signatures of at least 413 CA members from the ruling and various other parties to CA Chairman Subas Nembang. They demanded promulgation of new constitution by January 22. My Republica, January 17, 2015.

Constitution will be promulgated on January 22, says Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam remarked that the new constitution will be promulgated on January 22 even if it has to be done through voting. Gautam, who is also the vice chairman of Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), said so at a time when the political parties are, apparently, nowhere near consensus on the disputed issues of constitution drafting while the January 22 deadline is just two weeks away. eKantipur, January 10, 2015.

UCPN-M forms sub-committees to manage protest programmes: The Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) has formed five sub-committees to manage its upcoming January 3-19 protest programmes and make them systematic and effective. The protests are aimed at putting pressure on the ruling coalition to choose consensus ahead of the Constituent Assembly's (CA) January 22, 2015, schedule for bringing out a new constitution. Nepal News, January 2, 2015.

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