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Nepal's new PM pledges new constitution within one year

English.news.cn   2014-02-10 19:02:17

KATHMANDU, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Nepal's newly elected Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said on Monday that his priority is to promulgate a new constitution within a year.

Talking to media persons after being elected by the Parliament as the country's prime minister Monday, Koirala said that he will take all parties into confidence to provide a new constitution. "I want consensus and reconciliation among the parties inside and outside the Constituent Assembly (CA)," Koirala said.

The prime minister, who secured two-thirds of votes in the Parliament, also pledged to hold the election of local bodies within six months.

Due to political instability, Nepal has failed to hold the election of local bodies for 14 months.

He also promised to attract more foreign investment into the country.

Nepal held its second CA election in November last year after the CA elected in 2008 was dissolved in 2012 without delivering a new constitution.

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