Former US president Carter arrives Kathmandu

Kathmandu: Former US President Jimmy Carter arrived in the capital this morning to observe the CA polls of Nepal. Carter, chair of the Carter Center, and former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai will co-lead the Center’s delegation to observe Nepal’s Nov. 19 constituent assembly election.
According to the Carter Center, more than 50 international obsevers from 27 countries will observe the CA polls of Nepal.
Carter is scheduled to meet Interim Election Council Chairman Khilaraj Regmi, top leader of the major political parties, civil society leaders, Election Commissioners along with the representatives of other international organizations during his stay in Nepal.
He will observe the CA polls on the polling day as well as the vote counting process. Carter Center is observing the CA polls following the written request of the government.
The Center had also observed the CA polls of 2008 including the political and constitution drafting process in Nepal for a long period of time.