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Poudel fails to get elected as Nepal PM in eleventh round of polls

By Nairita Das

Kathmandu, Oct. 7 (ANI): Nepali Congress parliamentary party president Ram Chandra Poudel failed to get elected as prime minister in the eleventh round of election at the legislature parliament in the Constituent Assembly (CA) Hall at Naya Baneshwor on Thursday.

Poudel secured 104 votes in his favour while 1 vote was cast against him. 40 lawmakers opted for 'no vote' section in the ballot paper. Altogether 145 lawmakers participated during the voting, Nepal News reports.

The Business Advisory Committee has now decided to hold the 12th round of elections on October 10 at 1 pm.

The Nepali Congress has said it would not quit the race unless there is a "package deal" on major issues - peace process, constitution-drafting and power-sharing.

A meeting of the top leaders of the big three parties ahead of yesterday's vote was inconclusive with the NC refusing to budge from its stance.

UCPN (Maoist) and UML have requested Speaker Nemwang to use his 'prerogative' to suspend the clause on prime ministerial election to end the impasse. (ANI)

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