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Nepal govt. postpones election till mid-April

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Kathmandu: With just two days remaining for the earlier announced election date to expire, Nepal government on November 20 decided to postpone polls till mid-April next year.

Information and Communication Minister Raj Kishor Yadav announced the move after a Cabinet meeting of the ruling

Maoist-Madhesi interim coalition government endorsed the proposal.

He said that date for the election would be announced after consultation with all political parties.

Nepal’s political parties have been at loggerheads over what course to take following dissolution of the Constituent Assembly in May without promulgating a new constitution.

The government had earlier announced November 22 as date for fresh polls to elect a new Constituent assembly. But opposition parties have dubbed the move unilateral and refused to take part in elections.