Nepal's parliament voted on Saturday to amend the country's new constitution in a bid to resolve a months-long dispute with ethnic minority protesters demanding more political representation.
Ethnic minority protesters in Nepal vowed Tuesday to continue their border blockade over a new constitution, rejecting an "incomplete" government proposal designed to end the impasse, and dashing hopes of resolving a months-long political crisis.
Thousands of Nepalis still living in tents months after a massive earthquake are facing a desperate winter, because of a fuel crisis and bickering politicians' failure to spend a $4.1 billion reconstruction fund.Eight months after a 7.
The parliament speaker announced that Oli had received 338 votes from the 597 members in the Nepal parliament. Oli is chair of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) since 2014 when he won over Jhala Khanai by a 98 to 75 vote.
Nepal's new prime minister K.P. Sharma Oli, tasked with rebuilding the quake-hit country and ending bitter constitutional protests, spent years in jail for trying to overthrow the king before becoming a tough-talking politician.
Nepal Sunday adopted a new constitution aimed at bolstering its transformation to a peaceful democracy after decades of political instability and a long civil war, even as protests raged over its terms.
Nepal's parliament passed a new national constitution on Wednesday, weeks after political leaders reached a historic agreement to create a federal state following an earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people.
An archaeological dig in Greece has discovered a 10-room palace from the 17th-16th century BC at a site of ancient ruins near Sparta. The Ministry of Culture said the palace dates back to the Mycenaean Age and the site revealed a host of artifacts.