Government Bid To Pass Constitution Amendment Fails: Elections For Center and Province Proposes on November 26

As the government bid to pass constitution amendment bill fails, it will likely to have implications in coming three elections

Aug. 21, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

As the ruling coalition government attempt to get the much-awaited constitution amendment bill endorsed through the parliament failed after 206 lawmakers cast their votes against the amendment bill, the hope of political group, which has been opposing the constitution from its promulgation, shattered to correct the course through amendment.

Interestingly, the bill was tabled in voting when the government recommended elections commission to hold the elections of province and center on November 26.

Out of 553 parliamentarians present in the voting, 347 lawmakers cast their vote in favor of the amendment bill, however, it lacks two third majority to endorse the bill.

Speaker Onsari Ghari Magar announced the decision after the vote counting of the amendment bill in the House.

As expected main opposition UML and other fringe parties voted against the bill. The main opposition party demanded the government to withdraw the amendment bill.

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