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Voting in progress for president’s election

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KATHMANDU —

The voting procedure for the presidential election has begun at 11:00 am in the Legislature-Parliament. The voting should proceed till 2:00 pm.

The Legislature-Parliament is electing the President for the first time after the promulgation of new constitution through the Constituent Assembly.

CPN-UML Vice-chairman Bidhya Devi Bhandari has registered her candidacy to the post of the President with backing from the political parties of ruling colliation while Nepali Congress leader Kul Bahadur Gurung has also filed his nomination to the post.

The Legislature-Parliament Secretariat said that the vote counts would begin from 2:30 today itself and the results would be announced in the Legislature-Parliament meeting to be held at 5:00 this evening.

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DPM Pokharel gets responsibility of Officiating PM

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KATHMANDU — Ahead of his visit to the People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given the responsibility of the Officiating PM to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel.

PM Oli, who is also the chairman of Nepal Communist Party (CPN), is leaving here for China today.

Similarly, Oli has appointed party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as the officiating chairman of CPN, according to CPN central committee member Bishnu Rijal. Currently, another chairman of CPN Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is out of the country.

Likewise, deputy parliamentary party leader of CPN Subas Chandra Nembang has got the responsibility of officiating parliamentary party leader in the absence of parliamentary party leader and PM Oli.

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