Nepal: Koirala to meet opposition parties to resolve political crisis

Seeking to resolve the lingering political crisis in Nepal, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has initiated talks with UCPN-Maoist chairman Prachanda, Madhesi leaders and opposition parties.

Nepal constitution logjam remains, lawmakers intensify stir

 Nepal's opposition lawmakers led by Maoists today intensified their protests over a new constitution leading to fresh chaos in parliament, a day after the House missed the deadline to promulgate the new statute.

Nepal to miss constitution deadline amid continuing confusion

 Nepali lawmakers were Wednesday set to miss a self-imposed deadline for promulgation of the country`s new constitution after the various political parties failed to reach a consensus on key issues eluding a resolution.

Nepali lawmakers submit signatures demanding voting

More than two-thirds of lawmakers in Nepal`s Constituent Assembly on Friday petitioned chairman Subhas Chandra Nembang to promulgate the country`s new Constitution through voting.

Key Nepal parties closer to reaching deal on federal structure

Nepal's three major political parties are closer to reach an agreement on federal structure, one of the key issues hampering the drafting of the new constitution, a senior minister said on Sunday.

Nepal parties reject joint proposal on drafting Constitution

Nepal`s parties in Parliament have rejected a joint proposal tabled by the ruling Nepali Congress and Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), which they believe could further affect a fragile Constitution-drafting process, party leaders said Wednesday.

Don't consider govt's flexibility as weakness: Nepal PM Sushil Koirala

Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Monday asked the Maoists not to hinder the process of drafting the new Constitution, saying the government's flexibility on the issue should not be seen as its weakness.

Nepal parties agree on constitution deal

 Nepal's ruling parties today reached an agreement on major contentious issues of the new constitution that will be promulgated by January next year.

Nepal parties start dialogue on new constitution

Nepal`s major political parties have started decisive talks on the issues of new constitution, officials said Sunday.

Madhesi parties and the Maoist form alliance

Nepal`s main opposition party UCPN (Maoist) and six Madhesi parties on Thursdaty formed an alliance to push for their demand of identity-based federalism.

Nepal PM Koirala to undergo radiotherapy in US

Nepal`s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis and will undergo radiotherapy next week in a US hospital.

Nepal`s former PM set to lead constitution drafting process

Nepal`s former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai is set to take the leadership of Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (PDCC), a powerful committee on Nepal`s constitution drafting process.

Nepal parties mull `fast track` approach for new Constitution

Nepal`s political parties are mulling a proposal to adopt a "fast track" approach for promulgating a new Constitution within a year to end political uncertainty in the country.

Koirala cabinet expansion delayed till Tuesday

The much-awaited expansion of the two-member cabinet led by Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has been delayed till Tuesday as Nepali Congress and CPN-UML could not finalise the list of their ministers.

Nepali Congress to back CPN-UML candidate for Speaker`s post

Nepali Congress said it would back CPN-UML candidate Subash Chandra Nembang for the post of Constituent Assembly chairman and House Speaker, the election for which is scheduled for tomorrow.

Sushil Koirala elected new Prime Minister of Nepal

Veteran Nepali Congress leader Sushil Koirala, who spent 16 years in political exile in India after the royal takeover of 1960 in Nepal and a novice to the administration, was today elected as the country`s Prime Minister, ending months of political crisis.

Sushil Koirala set to become next Prime Minister of Nepal

Sushil Koirala is set to become the next prime minister of Nepal with the support of the CPN-UML, ending months of political gridlock following last year`s elections.

Power sharing parleys underway ahead of Nepal PM election

With the stage set for the election of new prime minister by parliament on Monday, the Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML are holding negotiations on power sharing in bid to form a majority government.

Nepal`s CPN-UML demands fresh presidential election

The CPN-UML, the second largest party in Nepal`s Constituent Assembly, on Friday demanded fresh elections for the post of President and Vice President.

Consensus government to be formed by next week: Koirala

Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala on Thursday said he is hopeful of forming a consensus government under his leadership by next week through negotiations with other political parties.