The Interim Constitution of 2007 of Nepal was replaced by the Constitution of Nepal which came into force on 20th September 2015. This new constitution was drafted by the Second Constituent Assembly. The First Constituent Assembly had failed to produce a constitution in the stipulated period. The new constitution was put to vote and out of the 598 Constituent Assembly members, it received a favourable vote from 507 members, that is, it was endorsed by 90% of the lawmakers. 25 members voted against it while 66 members boycotted the final debates and the voting process. These 66 people were chiefly from the political parties based in Terai region and were protesting against the states delimitation and the inclusion of Madhesis and minorities in public life.