Nepali PM election due on Feb. 3

09:11, January 28, 2011      

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The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the Nepali legislature (NP) parliament Thursday decided to conduct voting for the prime minister on Feb.1, NP Speaker Subash Chandra Nembang announced Thursday.

Nembang also announced the date to register party's candidacy proposal on Feb. 2.

Earlier Thursday, President Yadav had written to the parliament to begin the prime ministerial elections through a majority process after the political parties failed to form a consensus government within the given deadline.

As per the BAC decision, if the first round of voting fails to elect the PM another round will take place on Feb. 5 and, if this round fails too, the third and final round will take place on Feb. 6.

The PM election schedule is based on the recent amendment to the parliament regulations, which aims to make the upcoming PM election 'result-oriented'.

On Tuesday, a proposal passed by the House amended its regulations for the prime ministerial election to give it a concrete end within three rounds of election, before this, the Legislature Parliament had held 16 times election for the PM but failed.

Nepal has been running under a caretaker government for more than 7 months after Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal announced his resignation on June 30, 2010.

Source: Xinhua

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