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Nepal's 3 major parties discuss formation of new government

Leaders of Nepal's 3 major political parties discuss formation of new government

Nepal's 3 major parties discuss formation of new government

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Leaders of Nepal's three major political parties have discussed formation of a new government following the adoption of a new constitution last month.

Narayankaji Shrestha of the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist said the parties are attempting to form a government with representation from the main political parties in parliament. He said they were unable to reach agreement on Monday.

Parliament is likely to vote next week on a prime minister to lead a new government. The constitution says parliament will then vote on a new president.

Khadga Prasad Oli of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist is expected to be the new prime minister.


Updated : 2021-09-25 20:56 GMT+08:00