Nepalese PM Koirala submits his resignation

June 26th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, June 26 (ANI): Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala today announced his resignation at the meeting of the Constituent Assembly (CA), clearing the decks for the formation of new government.

Even though I am gone, I hope the politics of understanding and unity will continue, Koirala said.

His resignation, however, will have to be officially submitted to President, who is yet to be elected.

The CA meeting on Thursday is set to pass the fifth amendment of the Constitution, which has provision for electing President, Vice President, Prime Minister, CA chairman through simple majority.

As such, Koiralas resignation will be officially approved once the new President is elected.

The April 10 election of the CA has brought forth Maoists as the largest party followed by Nepali Congress (NC) and Unified Marxist Leninist (UML). (ANI)

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