Nepal Prime Ministerial poll on Aug 28
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Kathmandu, Aug 25: 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.
After political parties failed to nominate a consensus candidate for Prime Minister within President Yadav's 10-day deadline, which expired yesterday, the 601-member Parliament was given the responsibility to elect a new Prime Minister through majority vote.
As per the amended regulations, there will not be more than three rounds of voting. If no one gets the required number of votes in the first two rounds of polling, those two getting the most number of votes only will contest in the third round, and no lawmaker will be allowed to stay neutral or boycott the election.
Unified-CPN Maoist, the largest party, has projected its Vice Chairman Baburam Bhatarai as the Prime Ministerial candidate, while Nepali Congress today announced that its parliamentary leader Ram Chandra Poudyal would be in the fray.
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Lastupdate on : Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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