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Nepal to elect new Prime Minister today

Kathmandu, May 23 (ANI): Almost three weeks deadlock over the formation of a new government, Nepal lawmakers will vote today to elect a new Prime Minister.

Former chief of the CPN (UML) Madhav Kumar Nepal, who has been supported by 22 parties in the parliament, is almost certain to become the next Prime Minister.

The Unified CPN (Maoists) has decided not to field a candidate. Speaker of the legislature parliament will announce the Prime Minister unanimously elected if only one candidate files nomination by 1 pm.

If there are two or more candidates, the parliament secretariat will publish the final list of the candidates at 1:30 pm.

The election for the new Prime Minister will start in the parliament at 3 pm.

The lawmakers will vote for or against the first candidate. If the first candidate cannot gain a majority, the process will be repeated for the second candidate. (ANI)

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