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New nepal pm promises peace

world Updated: Feb 05, 2011 01:17 IST

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Nepal's new Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal has begun the task of forming a coalition government with participation of Maoists and other like-minded parties.

Khanal, who heads Communist Party of Nepal got elected to the post on Thursday with support of Maoists.

"My top priority would be to conclude the peace process and draft the new constitution within the May 28 deadline with support of all political parties," he said on Friday. Khanal is expected to take oath of office on Sunday.