The Constituent Assembly on Wednesday evening endorsed the Revised Bill on Nepal’s Constitution with an overwhelming two-third majority.
Now, the Bill will become Nepal’s new charter once the lawmakers sign and the CA Chairperson authenticates it.
In the CA meeting, scheduled for 5 pm on Sunday, September 20, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav will announce the promulgation of new constitution through the sovereign body elected by the people.
When put to split voting after the endorsement of individual articles and schedules, the entire Revised Bill garnered support from 507, out of 598 lawmakers.
As many as 25 CA members, however, cast their vote against the Bill.
As many as 532 members cast their votes ,while 65 others did not take part in the process.
Since he could vote only in decisive cases, CA Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang did not have to take part in the voting.
The lawmakers from Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist supported the draft constitution, while Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal and some fringe parties voted against it.
Most of the Madhes-based parties boycotted the voting process.
After announcing that the CA endorsed the draft constitution, CA Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang has asked the lawmakers to sign on the dossiers from 9 am 3 pm on on Friday.
Meanwhile, the CA formed a four-member panel to recommend consequential improvements, if any, the constitution as per the Rule 109 of the Constituent Assembly Rules.
The panel includes Krishna Prasad Sitaula in the capacity of Constitution Drafting Committee Chairman, the chief whips of CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist, Agni Prasad Kharel and Giriraj Mani Pokharel respectively, and Kunti Kumari Shahi of Rastriya Pratantra Party-Nepal.