President calls House to elect PM thru voting

KATHMANDU: President Ram Baran Yadav on Friday called the Parliament to elect the new Prime Minister through a majority voting process as per Article 298(3) of the Nepal's Constitution.

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.

Now, a Parliament meeting scheduled for this afternoon would initiative the process to elect the new Prime Minister.

Speaker Subas Chandra Nembang has already said to media that he would set the date of Sunday, October 11, to elect the new Prime Minister.

The second largest party in the Parliament, CPN-UML, has already decided to field its Chairman KP Sharma Oli in the election while the Nepali Congress has not made any formal decision yet.