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Leaders of Nepal's 3 major political parties discuss formation of new government

  • FILE- In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) leader Khadga Prasad Oli speaks during a press meet in Kathmandu, Nepal. Leaders of Nepal's three main political parties discussed formation of a new government on Monday following the adoption of a new constitution last month. Khadga Prasad Oli of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist is expected to be the new prime minister. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, file)

    FILE- In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) leader Khadga Prasad Oli speaks during a press meet in Kathmandu, Nepal. Leaders of Nepal's three main political parties discussed formation of a new government on Monday following the adoption of a new constitution last month. Khadga Prasad Oli of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist is expected to be the new prime minister. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, copies of the newly adopted constitution lie bundled together for distribution to lawmakers at the constituent assembly hall in Kathmandu, Nepal. Leaders of Nepal's three main political parties discussed formation of a new government on Monday following the adoption of a new constitution last month. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, copies of the newly adopted constitution lie bundled together for distribution to lawmakers at the constituent assembly hall in Kathmandu, Nepal. Leaders of Nepal's three main political parties discussed formation of a new government on Monday following the adoption of a new constitution last month. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)  (The Associated Press)

Leaders of Nepal's three major political parties have discussed formation of a new government following the adoption of a new constitution last month.

Narayankaji Shrestha of the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist said the parties are attempting to form a government with representation from the main political parties in parliament. He said they were unable to reach agreement on Monday.

Parliament is likely to vote next week on a prime minister to lead a new government. The constitution says parliament will then vote on a new president.

Khadga Prasad Oli of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist is expected to be the new prime minister.