Nepal president extends deadline to nominate new PM by six days

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 07, 2012 07:30 hrs

-ANI): President Ram Baran Yadav on Friday has granted six more days to the political parties to pick a new consensus prime minister.

Lalit Basnet, personal secretary of the president, told Xihua that president Yadav extended the deadline by six days on the request of four political parties.

This is the second time president Yadav extended the deadline for the political parties to nominate their consensus prime ministerial candidate for the new government.

Puspa Kamal Dahal, Chairman of Unified Communist Party of Nepal- Maoists (UCPN-M) met president Yadav early Friday morning and requested him to extend the deadline.

"I, representing the four political parties, requested the president to extend the deadline by 5 to 7 days," Dahal told reporters after the meeting.

The meeting of four major political parties, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists (UCPN-M), the Nepali Congress (NC) , the Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMC), on Thursday evening had decided to request the president to extend the deadline after they failed to agree on a common candidate, to lead the new government. (Xinhua-ANI)

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