The Prime Minister Announces Resignation

Breaking blog: Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, the man who led the historic people’s movement of April 2006 and the country during the past two tumultuous years has announced his resignation in a meeting of the Constitution Assembly that is currently taking place in Kathmandu. Koirala was also assuming the role of acting head of state after the parliament in 2006 suspended the monarchy and before the CA declared Nepal a republic state and introduce the provision of presidential system last month. It’s still unclear whether he has actually tendered the resignation, if yes to whom. As per the interim constitution, the PM should tender the resignation to the President. The President is yet to be elected. The interim constitution is going to be amended for the fourth time in a while by the CA which is expected to pave way for the Maoist, the largest party in the CA, to form the government under the leadership of their chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda.

Latest: The CA meeting has been recessed for 45 minutes after the members of CA from Madhesi parties started sloganeering in front of the Chair. They demanded amendment in the constitution that reflects the agreement reached between the agitating Madhesi Janadhikar Forum and the government last year. They said the current amendment proposal tabled by the government yesterday is not sufficient and doesn’t address their demand.

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