Nepal Prime Ministerial election on August 28

Last Updated: Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 23:43

Kathmandu: Nepal`s Parliament is set to hold
the first round of voting for a new Prime Minister on August
28 after major political parties failed to forge consensus on
forming a national unity government within the 10-day deadline
given by President Ram Baran Yadav.

As per the schedule published by the Business Advisory
Committee of the Legislative Parliament today, nomination
papers will be filed tomorrow for the first round of Prime
Ministerial election that will be held at 1 pm local time on
Sunday.

Kathmandu: Nepal`s Parliament is set to hold
the first round of voting for a new Prime Minister on August
28 after major political parties failed to forge consensus on
forming a national unity government within the 10-day deadline
given by President Ram Baran Yadav.

As per the schedule published by the Business Advisory
Committee of the Legislative Parliament today, nomination
papers will be filed tomorrow for the first round of Prime
Ministerial election that will be held at 1 pm local time on
Sunday.

Soon after the announcement of his candidature, Poudyal
met former Prime Minister and senior leader of CPN-UML
Madhav Kumar Nepal to seek his party`s support for his
candidature.

Poudyal requested the senior UML leader for his party`s
support and Nepal`s response was "positive" during the
meeting, sources close to Poudyal said.

Meanwhile, Maoists announced that they would hand over
keys of the cantonments where the former rebels` arms are
stored to the all-party Special Committee, if the new
government is formed under their leadership.

Staking their claim for forming the government, they
vowed to complete the peace process and Constitution-
drafting at the earliest.

The party also proposed to integrate with the armed
forces 8,000 out of a total of 19,000 of its combatants
confined in different cantonments.

Parliament is also set to start the Constitution
amendment process for extending the term of the Constituent
Assembly, which expires on August 31.

The Cabinet headed by caretaker Prime Minister Jhala Nath
Khanal has proposed that the Constituent Assembly`s term be
extended by three months.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:33

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