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Nepal PM Deuba resigns

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Deuba today resigned opening the door for alliance to form the next government, over two months after his party faced a debacle in the country's historic parliamentary and local polls.

Deuba was elected as the 40th on June 6 with the support from (Maoist Centre) which is now a part of Left alliance and opting for merger with CPN-

"The elections of three tiers of have been successfully held under my leadership setting the foundation to long transition, Deuba told in the television address.

Deuba will officially present his resignation to shortly, the Post reported.

alliance has already presented its claim for the new to the presenting KP as the new

alliance of the CPN-UML, led by and CPN-Maoist Centre, led by Prachanda, had in December secured 174 seats in the 275-member Parliament in the historic provincial and parliamentary polls that many hope will bring much-needed political stability to the nation.

It had also secured an overwhelming majority in the upper house of Parliament with 39 seats.

Oli, 65, had earlier served as the country's prime minister from October 11, 2015 to August 3, 2016.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 12:05 IST