Civil Initiative (CI) Nepal took part in the observation of Constituent Assembly (CA) election 2013. CI undertook the observation with the objective of monitoring whether the election conducted by the Election Commission took place in a free and fair manner and
without incidents of rigging and vote fraud so that it can come up with an unbiased observation report.
CI Nepal applied for observer status and met all the legal criteria set by the Election Commission for observing the election. Under the Election Commission Act, Article 8, the Election Commission of Nepal accredited Civil Initiative (CI) Nepal as one of the observation organizations covering 142 constituencies in 10 districts namely Kailali, Ilam, Doti, Sunsari, Rasuwa, Bardiya, Pyuthan, Lalitpur, Rupandehi and Tanahun. The reason behind choosing these districts was to cover balanced geographical areas (mountainous, hilly and plains). Adhering to the code of conducts of the Election Commission, CI Nepal had recruited 103 professional observers from respective districts irrespective of their caste, sex, religion etc.
CI concluded that that Nepal’s Nov. 19 constituent assembly election was conducted remarkably well, especially in the face of attempts by boycotting parties to disrupt the process through violence.