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Friday, May 28, 2010

No vote in parliament to extend CA tenure by midnight Friday (BREAKING NEWS)

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 29 May: Parliament didn’t vote by midnight Friday to extend the CA tenure by one year even after an agreement between three major parties.
The 601-member legislature met 20 minutes ahead of the deadline to extend by one year the mandate that ended midnight Friday.
Maoist leader Deb Gurung and Sarita Giri of NSP (Devi) withdrew their opposition to a government bill proposing extension of the assembly.
Law Minister Prem Bahadur Singh then presented the 8th amendment bill for vote.
Through a voice vote, a provision to amend a bill with a 72–hour wait was amended..
Chairman Subash Nemwang then adjourned parliament session for 10 minutes five minutes after midnight Friday even as the 8th amendment government bill wasn’t adopted within the deadline.
With the support of three parties and the chairman, the amendment will be approved after the deadline.
The haste in pushing the bill could create legal complications with at least two more procedures to be completed.
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