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Maoist fail Nepal PM race yet again

The seventh round of the deadlocked prime ministerial poll in Nepal failed yet again on Tuesday.

world Updated: Sep 08, 2010 02:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

The seventh round of the deadlocked prime ministerial poll in Nepal failed yet again on Tuesday. Although there was expectation that Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal could win with support from some Madhesi parties he failed to secure the needed 300 votes.

Dahal secured support of 252 lawmakers while 110 voted against him and 159 remained neutral. The second candidate, Nepali Congress’s Ram Chandra Poudel secured 119 votes in favour, 245 against and 151 remained neutral. The next elections will be held on September 26.

First Published: Sep 08, 2010 01:02 IST