The Himalayan nation Nepal is all set for elections on Sunday. According to reports, outgoing Prime Minister Sushil Koirala submitted his resignation to President Ram Baran Yadav on Saturday.
However, "KP Oli, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML), who was running for the post of PM himself, has already decided to field Koirala's name for the post of Prime Minister again. The party has decided to register the candidacy of Sushil Koirala a day before elections begin" IANS reported.
Speaking to the media, speaker Subhash Chandra Nembang announced that the legislature will elect a new PM on Sunday at around 11:00 am.
The report further states: "The election comes just weeks after Nepal drafted its constitution". It is believed that none of the political parties could gain confidence from the 598 members, after which the President announced that an early election would take off. In 2014, the Nepali congress party and CPN joined hands to form a coalition government."
Last month, after the new constitution was adopted, a large number of southern valley residents began staging protests. The southern valley's shared borders with India were blocked by agitated protesters. This had led to shortage of essential supplies from India, IANS reports.
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