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Present coalition government in Nepal will last full five-year term, says PM ‘Prachanda’

The Nepal Weekly
July 5, 2023

Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” said on Saturday that the current coalition government would continue for a full five-year term as it was based on “optimum consensus.”

Prachanda, who was sworn in as Prime Minister on December 26 last year, leads the Himalayan country’s 10-party ruling alliance. Interacting with journalists in Pokhara, some 200 km west from here, the 68-year-old Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre (CPN-MC) leader said, “The coalition government runs for five years, and we move ahead with forging optimum consensus,” according to sources at the Prime Minister’s Office.

His comment assumes significance as not a single government in the Himalayan nation has managed to serve out a full five-year term since the restoration of democracy in 1990.