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Nepal Parliament prorogued, fate of second phase poll unknown

Updated: May 18, 2017 17:50 IST      
Nepal Parliament prorogued, fate of second phase poll unknown

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 18 (ANI): Nepal's House Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar on Thursday prorogued Parliament, leaving the fate of the second phase of local body polls unknown and undecided.

Agitating parties have been consistent in their demand that local body polls cannot take place without a consensus being reached on the Constitution Amendment.

The government on Thursday accepted some of the demands of the Madhesh and Tharuhat movements and also agreed to facilitate the release of political prisoners.

Nepal on Sunday held the first phase of local elections after nearly two decades in three of the seven provinces which witnessed a 73 percent turnout.

The holding of election in remaining provinces remains uncertain for now.

The low lying areas where the second phase of election is scheduled to be held have nine million voters and the electoral body of Nepal, Election Commission, Nepal is set to start the preparations for the election from next week. (ANI)

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Updated: May 27, 2017 09:50 IST     

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Updated: May 27, 2017 03:33 IST     

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Updated: May 27, 2017 03:18 IST     

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Updated: May 27, 2017 03:02 IST     

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Updated: May 27, 2017 02:32 IST     

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Updated: May 26, 2017 21:27 IST     

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Updated: May 26, 2017 19:15 IST     

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Updated: May 26, 2017 19:06 IST     

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Updated: May 26, 2017 17:26 IST     

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