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Archive for July, 2010


Third election

Parliament failed to elect a prime minister once again and set a new date for a third election on 2 August. CA chair Subash Nembang announced the results of voting at 8 pm but a non-outcome was expected as the Madhesi alliance and the UML had decided to abstain from voting. Without their participation, it […]

No PM, yet

With the Madhesi alliance’s decision to abstain from voting on Friday’s election for the post of prime minister, the delayed parliament session scheduled for today is unlikely to be able to elect a new PM. Today’s meeting of the alliance decided not to participate in the election until assured its demands will be met. The […]

Re-election day

Parliament has announced a re-election for the post of prime minister on Friday as both candidates, Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and NC vice president Ram Chandra Poudel, failed to obtain the required majority during Wednesday’s delayed election. Maoist candidate Dahal obtained 242 votes from the 592 members present in the house while 114 members […]

Nominations for PM

The UML central committee meeting on Tuesday concluded they would vie for the post of prime minister and proposed party chairman Jhalanath Khanal as their candidate for the post of prime minister, provided he would make an effort to forge a consensus for a national unity government. The party’s Monday meeting failed to come to […]

Consensus on delay?

As the deadline to register nominations for the post of prime minister approaches, the groundwork has begun to delay the election by three weeks. Former lawmaker and NC leader Amaresh Kumar Jha met with top Maoist leaders and CA Chair Subas Chandra Nembang to discuss delaying the election to work towards a consensus government. In […]

Govt deadline extended

President Ram Baran Yadav extended the deadline for the formation of a national consensus government by five days at the request of political parties in the CA on Wednesday. Yadav had given the parties a week’s time to form a national consensus government after Madhav Nepal resigned as premier last week. However, several rounds of […]

The road from here

The road from here Senior NC leader, Bal Bahadur Rai, had this commentary in Himal Khabarpatrika 30 June-16 July. It was dictated from his hospital bed ten days before he died on Sunday. All the leaders of all the parties acknowledge that there is no alternative to consensus politics. Yet, they can’t get themselves to […]