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LGBT's announces to file candidacies of 62 candidates for CA polls  

in NEPAL, 07/07/2013

While the political parties are struggling to to create a favorable environment for the Constituent Assembly election, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTs) community has decided to field at least 62 candidates for the polls slated for November 19.

Announcing candidacies of 28 lesbians, 21 gays, 12 transgenders and a bisexual amidst a function here on Wednesday, Sunil Babu Pant, President of Blue Diamond Society said, the decision will pressurize the government, the Election Commission and the political parties to create a conducive environment for the crucial election.

Though the candidates represent 31 districts so far, the number of candidates might increase in the run up to the election, he informed.

However, the community is yet to decide whether to field the candidates under the proportional representation, first-past-the-post system or as the independent ones.

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