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Nepali president accepts PM's resignation
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08:17, May 05, 2009

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Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav has accepted the resignation tendered by Prime Minister Prachanda Monday evening.

Prachanda had submitted his resignation to the president at the latter's office in the capital Kathmandu, soon after announcing his resignation to the nation.

Yadav has also asked the incumbent Council of Ministers to carry out its duty till a new Council of Ministers is formed.

Accepting the weakness that the government could not achieve during his tenure, Prachanda, also the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) declared resignation from his post when he was addressing to the nation Monday afternoon.

File photo taken on April 17, 2009 shows Nepali Prime Minister Prachanda addresses the mass meeting in Pharping, outskirt of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Prachanda on Monday resigned from his post.

Nepali security forces stand guard in front of the Army headquarter during a protest against Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav, which was held by supporters of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)(UCPN-M), in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, May 4, 2009. Ram Baran Yadav faxed a special instruction to Rookmangud Katawal late on Sunday evening, "asking him to continue in his office in the capacity of CoAS as per the Interim Constitution, 2007, and the existing law," a local newspaper The Himalayan Times quoted senior political leaders and army officials separately on Monday.

Nepali government spokesperson Krishna Bahadur Mahara speaks to journalists after the cabinet meeting in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, May 4, 2009. Nepali Prime Minister Prachanda on Monday resigned from his post.


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