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Nepal Premier Meets Rebel Chief to Salvage Ballot

Nepal’s government tried to salvage the Himalayan nation’s parliamentary elections, after political deadlock over rebel demands for a republic prompted it to delay the Nov. 22 ballot, a minister said. Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala held talks yesterday with Puspa Kamal Dahal, leader of the rebel Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), and will hold talks again within the next two days to find a compromise before Parliament meets Oct. 11 to discuss the crisis, Ram Chandra Poudel, minister for peace and reconstruction, said in a telephone interview from Kathmandu. Full Story

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