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Koirala steps down

Posted by n3wday on July 1, 2008

This article originally appeared on Nepal News.

Prime Minister announces his resignation

Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala announced his resignation at the meeting of the Constituent Assembly (CA), Thursday clearing the decks for the formation of new government.
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala coming out of the International Conference Center after addressing the Constituent Assembly where he announced his resignation from the post of PM, Thursday, June 26 08. nepalnews.com/ps
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala coming out of the International Conference…

“Even though I am gone, I hope the politics of understanding and unity will continue,” Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala said, addressing the CA.

His resignation, however, will have to be officially submitted to president, who is yet to be elected.

The CA meeting on Thursday is set to pass the fifth amendment of the constitution, which has provision for electing president, vice president, prime minister, CA chairman through simple majority.

As such, PM Koirala’s resignation will be officially approved once the new president is elected.

The April 10 election of the CA has brought forth Maoists as the largest party followed by Nepali Congress (NC) and Unified Marxist Leninist (UML). nepalnews.com sd Jun 26 08

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