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Nepal's atmosphere conducive for elections: King Gyanendra

[b]Nepal's atmosphere conducive for elections: King Gyanendra [/b]

By Bikash Sangraula in Kathmandu

[b] Kathmandu, 10 November, (Asiantribune.com);[/b] In his address to the nation on Wednesday, the occasion of Nepal's Constitution Day, King Gyanendra claimed that conducive environment to initiate free and fair elections has been created after his takeover of executive powers on February 1, this year.

"It is a matter of satisfaction for all those who have faith in democracy that because of the determination of patriotic Nepali people, a conducive environment has been created in the last eight months to initiate the process of free and fair elections, ensuring a meaningful exercise in democracy," King Gyanendra said, according to state-owned news agency, Rastriya Samachar Samiti.

King Gyanendra, who has been accused by constitutional experts here of trampling on Nepal's Constitution of 1990 by his takeover and on several occasions after that, has also hailed the constitution as a master document that the objective of securing social, political and economic justice.

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