Embassy Press Releases

Ambassador of Russia to Nepal chaired an Interaction Program on Electoral System of the Russian Federation
(Kathmandu, December 12, 2011)

In the light of the nation-wide elections to the lower house of parliament in Russia the Russian Center for Science and Culture and Nepal-Russia Friendship Association (NRFA) hosted a special interaction program on electoral practices exercised in the Russian Federation and their analysis in the context of the ongoing constitution writing in Nepal.

Among participants in the expert-level discussions there were Chairman of Constitutional Committee of the Constituent Assembly (CA) Mr. Nilambar Acharaya, Chief Election Commissioner Mr. Nil Kantha Upreti and other prominent figures representing Nepalese mass media, parliamentary parties, Constitutional Lawyers Association, NRFA and Mitra Kunj.

The program took place against the background of revitalizing parliamentary exchanges between the two countries. In late March 2011 the first-ever delegation of the State Duma (lower house) of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation led by its Deputy Speaker Mr. Valery A.Yazev paid a visit to Nepal. In early October 2011 a group of eminent CA deputies, including Mr. Agni Kharel, Mr. Laxman Lal Karna and Mr. Khim Lal Devkota who were also speaking at the program, paid a working visit to Russia to study the architecture of Russian court system.

The gathering showed a vivid interest to the Russian Ambassadors in-depth analysis of the guiding principles of Russias electoral system and its legal regulations with a special emphasis on theory and practice of election threshold policies and measures to ensure social inclusiveness and clarity which were unanimously considered particularly important for the current stage of Nepals constitutional development.