The ten year long armed conflict from 1996 to 2006 launched by former Maoist rebels led to more than 13,000 people killed, left many more injured and thousands missing. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed in November 2006 between the Government of Nepal and the newly formed Communist Party of Nepal (CPN)-Maoist, signaled an end to the armed conflict and a transition of the Maoists into a political party. Open elections to all parties in 2008 for a Constituent Assembly (CA) to draft Nepal’s new constitution elected 601 members, including previously marginalized groups and 33 percent women. With peace process in Nepal regularly stalled by political impasses, in May 2012 the CA was dissolved after failing to deliver a new constitution. After a long gap, the government announced a new date for the CA election in November 2013.