Monday, August 23, 2010

Nepal to Elect a New Prime Minister Today

Just after a few hours, the members of Legislature parliament in Nepal will sit together to elect a new Prime Minister. The country is facing political crisis because the major parties are yet to find a common ground about the running of the government.
The election is scheduled to take place in the afternoon today. The Maoists have a candidate and they are the largest group in the parliament. However, they do not have majority and that is why they need some support from smaller parties.
The other major force in the Parliament is the Nepali Congress Party. Both the Maoists and the Congress Party are trying to attract smaller parties. Among the smaller parties: two important groups have strong sizable presence in the parliament. UML leaders are determined to remain neutral. On the other hand, The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) leaders have remained silent about their strategy in the election.
It seems that the election may fail to find a solution to the ongoing political crisis in Nepal. 

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