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Leaders condemn on vandalism at CA

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KATHMANDU—

Opposition parties including the UCPN (Maoist) halted the business at the Constituent Assembly (CA) when the CA going to launch the process for voting on Monday night and started vandalism inside CA.

Some CA members turned to vandalism furthermore attempted to attack the CA Chairman and other leaders of ruling parties. It is learnt that CPN-UML chair KP Oli and lawmaker Bidhya Bhandari sautained minor injuries. Four marshals were also injured in the fight while, many seats, tables and amplifiers were crushed.

Endeavors of assaults were made at CA Chairman and afterward I was hit with a receiver on my midsection. Pioneer Bidhya Bhandari was additionally assaulted with receiver. Maoists demonstrated their unique character however CA gathering was delayed.

They vandalized furniture, crushed receivers until they were tired. Presently, everybody has seen what sorts of individuals have entered the CA which is the spot to talk about the eventual fate of the nation and the constitution.

Meanwhile, different parties’ leaders have condemned the vandalism at CA.  Condemning the provocative attack is insufficient; CA Chair Subash Nemband questioned how the constitution is conceivable in this way? “I want to question them. People have seen all the exercises that occurred here and they will take the last call,” said Nembang.

“Maoists can no more take hostages of Nepal’s CA, democracy and development. Attacks were targeted at the CA Chairman, some marshal also sustained injures. A grave episode was executed at the CA. This is not the best approach to draft the new statute”, said Nepali Congress vice-president, Ram Chandra Paudel.

CNP-UML chairman KP Oli, who also sustained minor injuries at the incident, said, “Attempts of attacks were made at CA Chairman and afterward I was hit with a microphone on my chest. Leader Bidhya Bhandari was also attackedd with receiver. Maoists demonstrated their unique character however CA meeting was put off.”

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Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency

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MALE — Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has beaten incumbent Abdulla Yameen according to provisional results, the country’s Elections Commission says.

Results released by the Elections Commission showed Mr Solih securing 133,808 votes (58.3 percent) compared to the 95,526 for incumbent Abdulla Yameen. The voter turnout was over 88 per cent out of the 262,000-strong electorate.

The Maldives government has acknowledged the opposition’s victory after the vote on Sunday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen who was widely expected to win.

There were no other candidates.

Mr Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Mr Yameen, but struggled for visibility with the electorate, with local media fearful of falling afoul of heavy-handed decrees and reporting restrictions.

“I call on Yameen to respect the will of the people and bring about a peaceful, smooth transfer of power,” Solih said on television, shortly after interim results from the country’s election commission.

“We have won this election with a comfortable majority,” Solih said.

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