PM election on Sunday, candidates urged to file names on Saturday

KATHMANDU: Speaker Subas Chandra Nembang has called a meeting of the Parliament for 11 am on Sunday, October 11, to elect a new Prime Minister.

Reading out a letter from President Ram Baran Yadav regarding his call for the election at the House meeting today, Speaker Nembang said the House would elect the new Prime Minister on Sunday.

Meanwhile, he authorised Parliament Secretariat's Secretary General Manohar Prasad Bhattarai as the election officer to carry out election procedures.

According to the election schedule published by the Secretariat, candidates are required to register their names for the election from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday.

Earlier, President Yadav had called the House to begin procedures to elect the Prime Minister as per Article 298(3) of the Nepal's Constitution, 2072.

As the seven-day deadline given by the President to choose  consensual Prime Minister ended yesterday, the President made the call for an election to the Prime Minister.