KATHMANDU: The House is once again set to go for a fifth round of prime ministerial vote to be held at the Constituent Assemby hall at New Baneshwor Monday afternoon. No clear result however is likely to come in today’s election as witnessed in the fourth round .
Nepali Congress vice president Ram Chandra Paudel and UCPN-Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal are contesting the poll, seeking to garner a majority in the 601-seat parliament.
The prospect for a clear result has diminished after the CPN UML, which commands decisive votes, has decided to stay neutral in today’s proceedings. The UML has been showing a distaste to the idea of majority government and is more interested in a consensus government.
Also the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), which has a combined 82 votes, has decided to keep a neutral stance on today's election. The UDMF is an alliance of four Madhes-based parties, which are trying to forge a common stance on Madhes issues.