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Nepali president asks parliament to start process to elect new PM

(Xinhua)

13:42, August 25, 2011

KATHMANDU, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav Wednesday evening made a call to the legislature parliament to initiate procedures to elect the new Prime Minister thorough voting as the political parties failed to form consensus government within the extended deadline.

The President made the call in a letter to the parliament secretariat, as per the Interim Constitution.

After Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal resigned from the post on Aug. 14, President Yadav directed the parties to form a national consensus government within seven days. And later he extended the deadline by three days till Wednesday afternoon.

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