Ups and downs on political arena in Asia-Pacific region (7)

15:41, July 04, 2010      

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NEPALI PM STEPS DOWN TO END DEADLOCK

Nepali Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal announced his resignation on June 30, saying he wanted to bring an end to political stalemate and move the peace process forward.

Nepal has been under pressure to resign for some months by the main opposition Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) which as the largest party in the Constituent Assembly, blocked the passage of budget until the formation of a national unity government under its leadership.

His resignation comes a month after his governing coalition and the Maoist party agreed to extend the deadline by one year for the country to write its first constitution after it turned into a republic two years ago.

"I have decided to resign from the post of prime minister so that the peace process can be completed, a new constitution drafted and the current political deadlock resolved," Nepal said in a televised speech.

Nepal succeeded Maoist leader Prachanda as prime minister in May last year after Prachanda quit following a row with the president over the firing of the army chief.


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