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Nepal goes to the polls for historic vote

The elections for national and provincial parliaments are the first under a new post-war constitution

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Nepal's new constitution lays out a sweeping overhaul of the political system. Around 3.2 million people across the north of the country, including areas badly hit by an earthquake two years ago, are eligible to vote in Sunday's first phase. The more populous south will vote in 10 days' time.

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Nepal's new constitution lays out a sweeping overhaul of the political system. Around 3.2 million people across the north of the country, including areas badly hit by an earthquake two years ago, are eligible to vote in Sunday's first phase. The more populous south will vote in 10 days' time.

Chautara, Nepal

MILLIONS of Nepalis headed to the polls on Sunday for a historic election billed as a turning point for the impoverished Himalayan nation, hoping to end the ruinous instability that has plagued the country since the end of a bloody civil war a decade ago.

The two-

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