Nepal Prime Minister Deuba and Prachanda agree on the formation of the new government

Nepal Prime Minister Deuba and Prachanda agree on the formation of the new government

Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Nepal Communist Party (Maoist Centre) President Pushpakamal Dahal Prachanda held a meeting here on Saturday. They agreed to form a new government in the country, continuing with their five-party ruling coalition. According to party sources, Prime Minister Deuba and Pushpakamal Dahal Prachanda met at the Prime Minister's residence in Kathmandu. Ganesh Shah, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPN-Maoist Centre, said that during the meeting the two leaders discussed the current political developments and discussed the possibilities of forming a new government.

"A consensus has been reached between the two leaders to continue with the existing ruling alliance," Ganesh Shah told PTI. I maintained my lead. So far results have been declared for 150 seats under the direct vote election system, out of which the Nepali Congress-led alliance has won 82 hearts.

165 seats of the country's 275-member House of Representatives are elected by direct vote, while the remaining 110 seats are elected through the proportional election system. A party or coalition needs 138 seats to get a clear majority in the House. Elections to the House of Representatives and seven provincial assemblies were held on Sunday. The counting of votes began on Monday. At the same time, amid the ongoing vote counting, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Naveen Srivastava has met the country's top politicians.