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Deadline over, consensus on govt formation eludes Nepal parties

Nepal's deadlocked government formation process remained unresolved today with the three major political parties failing to reach a consensus.

world Updated: Jan 26, 2011 18:11 IST
Utpal Parashar

Nepal's deadlocked government formation process remained unresolved on Wednesday with the three major political parties failing to reach a consensus.

With the extended deadline for government formation given by President Ram Baran Yadav ending on Wednesday night, the country seems headed for another round of voting to elect the next PM.

Leaders of Nepali Congress, Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) and Maoists met at resort outside Kathmandu to thrash out an agreement before the deadline expired.

But with every party staking claim to head the government, several rounds of bilateral and tripartite talks failed to end the impasse.

Although Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudel told media persons that another round of ‘decisive talks' will be held on Thursday morning, a consensus seems unlikely.

Unless a last minute agreement is reached, Nepal will again witness another round of voting to select the next prime minister.