Nepal PM reconfirms he won't stay in power

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Aug. 14, 2012, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol.: 06 No.-06 Aug. 10-2012 (Shrawan 26,2069)<br>

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai reconfirmed he will step down immediately after a constitution is agreed by all parties to be elected to a new Constituent Assembly.

 

 

Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai reconfirmed he will step down immediately after a constitution is agreed to by all parties to be elected to a new Constituent Assembly.

 

 

Nepal's political process has been in deep freeze since May when the last Assembly was dissolved by the High Court because it couldn't agree a constitution and a new government structure.

 

 

The dissolution ended four years of political intrigue and wrangling by Assembly members.

 

 

Nepal's last Assembly emerged as part of a peace agreement that ended a civil war between Maoist rebels and monarchists in 2006.

 

 

Around 15,000 people were killed and up to 150,000 people displaced during the decade-long civil war in which the Maoist's Communist Party of Nepal wanted to overthrow the monarchy and set up a republic.

 

 

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2012/08/13/Nepal-PM-reconfirms-he-wont-stay-in-power/UPI-24801344853800/

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