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Constitution writing - first year

April 2008:
CA elections concluded
8 May: Results of the elections announced
28 May: The first meeting of the CA takes place.
21 July: President chosen
15 August: Prime Minister chosen
22 August: Cabinet of Ministers formed under the Maoists
5 September: The forth session of the legislative parliament takes place
10 September: The president presents policies and programs
19 September: Finance minister presents the budget
15 December: Committees formed under the CA and the legislative parliament
16 December: Constitution writing officially starts
1 January 2009: Work schedule passed by the Constitutional committee
13 January : Public opinion collection starts
27 February: Committee heads chosen
10 April: Elections in six areas

Constitution writing - second year

April: Initial draft written
April - 13 June: Draft discussion in the CA
July: Incorporate suggestions from the CA and the committees into the draft
August: Draft presented and passed draft printed into a gazette
September-November: Incorporate the people's suggestions into the gazette
December: Present the report of the suggestions in the CA
January: Discuss the report
January-February: Revise the draft and present it in the parliament
February-March: Set a deadline for the CA members to offer amendments
March-April: Section-wise discussion on the amended draft and passing of all sections
31 May 2010: After authorisation from the Chairman, announcement from the president for the new constitution to take effect.

The CA members who did not go for the public opinion collection
Girija Prasad Koirala, Mahantha Thakur, Baldeb Sharma Majgaiya, Matrika Yadab, Shyam Sundar Gupta, Purna Prasad Rajbangshi, Jagat Bahadur Tajpuria, Nanda Kumar Dutta, Bimala Mijar, Shatrudhan Prasad, Singh Koiri, Kabindra Nath Thakur, Shivpujan Rai Yadab, Khobari Rai, Rajkumar Limbu Nalbo, Mahesh Chaudhary, Baban Singh, Shanti Debi Rajbhanshi, Sabitri Singh, Diwakar Golcha, Sanjay Kumar Shah Mohammad Istiyak Rai, Pradip Giri and Chanda Debi

* 23 CA members did not participate in the opinion collection tours for the new constitution. Out of these 18 had collected their allowances.
* On 4 April the parliament could not sit for a meeting because attendance was so low.
* 513 CA members have not participated in the discussions for the new constitution. 59 have not yet uttered a word in the house.



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