Political parties in Nepal urged to form inclusive government

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Political parties in Nepal have been urged to form an inclusive government following the election of a new Prime Minister.

The call has come from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who has welcomed the election of Babu Ram Bhattarai a member of the Maoist Party, on Sunday.

He is the fourth Prime Minister to be elected in four years as Nepal, situated between India and China, struggles to create political stability after a decade of civil war ended in 2006.

Farhan Haq is the Deputy Spokesman of the United Nations Secretary-General.

"The Secretary-General welcomes the election on 28 August of Mr. Babu Ram Bhattarai as Prime Minister of Nepal and extended his congratulations to the Prime Minister. He hopes to see the early establishment of an inclusive government through consensus and compromise. The Secretary-General once again calls on the parties to regain the spirit of consensus and cooperation that has been the foundation of their collective effort to bring sustainable peace to Nepal and to carry out all outstanding commitments without delay."

The Secretary-General reaffirmed the continued support of the United Nations to these efforts.

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Nepal: Ban calls for formation of inclusive government

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