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Nepal's parliament to choose new prime minister on Sunday

  • Nepalese people try to get inside a crowded public bus in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Nepal's parliament speaker announced Friday that members will vote Sunday to choose a new prime minister of this Himalayan nation. Protesters unhappy with the new constitution have been protesting in southern Nepal, causing highways and border points to be closed. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Nepalese people try to get inside a crowded public bus in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Nepal's parliament speaker announced Friday that members will vote Sunday to choose a new prime minister of this Himalayan nation. Protesters unhappy with the new constitution have been protesting in southern Nepal, causing highways and border points to be closed. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nepalese people crowd the roof of a public bus in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Nepal's parliament speaker announced Friday that members will vote Sunday to choose a new prime minister of this Himalayan nation. Protesters unhappy with the new constitution have been protesting in southern Nepal, causing highways and border points to be closed. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Nepalese people crowd the roof of a public bus in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Nepal's parliament speaker announced Friday that members will vote Sunday to choose a new prime minister of this Himalayan nation. Protesters unhappy with the new constitution have been protesting in southern Nepal, causing highways and border points to be closed. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

Nepal's parliament speaker has announced that members will vote Sunday to choose a new prime minister of this Himalayan nation.

Speaker Subash Nemwang announced Friday that candidates will be able to file nominations on Saturday. A candidate will have to secure a simple majority to win.

The current prime minister, Sushil Koirala, is stepping down as required by the new constitution that was adopted last month.

Protesters unhappy with the new constitution have been protesting in southern Nepal, causing highways and border points to be closed.