Kathmandu: Nepalese lawmakers failed to end the uncertainty over the election of a new prime minister on Monday as Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudyal, the sole candidate for the top post, failed to get anywhere near a majority in the unprecedented 15th run-off poll.
Poudyal, 65, who is adamant over not quitting the prime ministerial race, secured 96 votes while two lawmakers voted against him in the 601-member Constituent Assembly that functions as the country's interim Parliament..
Of the total 129 members who were present, 29 Parliamentarians remained neutral.
As per Nepal's interim constitution, the election process should continue till a new leader is elected in the Parliament through a simple majority of 301 vote....more
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