Speaker decides to hold PM poll on Sunday despite opposition’s objection

Kathmandu, June 2 Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar has decided to hold the election of prime minister on Sunday despite the objection of opposition parties including the CPN-UML. The Speaker made the decision after holding a meeting with top leaders of major political parties. The Parliament Secretariat has issue a notice informing lawmakers about the election […]

UML may field Bamdev Gautam against Deuba in PM poll

Kathmandu, June 2 The main opposition CPN-UML might choose to field its influential Vice-Chairman Bamdev Gautam in the election of prime minister to be held next week. The party’s Standing Committee member Shankar Pokhrel told journalists today that the party could not accept the NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the sole candidate for the […]

Opposition parties want Bharatpur issue resolved before commencement of PM poll

Kathmandu, June 2 Opposition parties including the CPN-UML on Friday have demanded that the Parliament Secretariat begin procedures to elect the new prime minister only after the halted vote counting in Bharatpur Metropolitan City in Bharatpur district will resume. The UML has been obstructing the Parliament meeting demanding the resumption. After President Bidya Devi Bhandari […]

Speaker to consult top leaders before publishing PM poll schedule

Kathmandu, June 2 Speaker Onsari Gharti has decided to consult top leaders of major parties before publishing the schedule of Prime Minister’s election. The Speaker made the decision after ruling and opposition parties expressed contradictory views about next steps to elect the new PM during a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee today. Whereas ruling […]

Poll partnership: Congress-Maoist to continue; UML in mood to fight alone

Kathmandu, June 2 Learning from successes and failures of the first phase, major parties are planning new strategies for partnership in the second phase of local level elections scheduled for June 28. It is likely that two major ruling parties, Nepali Congress and the CPN-Maoist Centre, will continue their alliances for the elections in various […]

Parliament meeting adjourned owing to UML obstruction again

Kathmandu, June 1 The main opposition CPN-UML on Thursday¬†obstructed the Parliament meeting demanding immediate resumption of vote counting in Bharatpur Metropolitan City of Chitwan district. Following the obstruction, Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar announced that the next meeting would take place at 11 am on Sunday. As soon as the Speaker announced commencement of the meeting, […]