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Nepal's parliament set to choose new prime minister between leaders of top 2 political parties

  • FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, center right, Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist leader Khadga Prasad Oli, center, and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, center left, shake hands after the final constitution process at Constitution Assembly hall in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal’s 598 members of parliament will select the nation's new prime minister on Sunday, Oct. 11, choosing between Koirala and Oli. Koirala became prime minister in 2014, but the constitution that was adopted last month required him to step down. He is, however, eligible to become prime minister again. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)

    FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, center right, Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist leader Khadga Prasad Oli, center, and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, center left, shake hands after the final constitution process at Constitution Assembly hall in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal’s 598 members of parliament will select the nation's new prime minister on Sunday, Oct. 11, choosing between Koirala and Oli. Koirala became prime minister in 2014, but the constitution that was adopted last month required him to step down. He is, however, eligible to become prime minister again. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 file photo, Nepalese men, mostly from the ethnic Madhesi community, protest against the country's new constitution outside the Nepalese embassy in New Delhi, India. Nepal’s 598 members of parliament will select the nation's new prime minister on Sunday, Oct. 11, choosing between Sushil Koirala of the Nepali Congress party and Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist leader Khadga Prasad Oli. Ethnic Madhesis and other groups have been protesting in southern Nepal for weeks against the constitution. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 file photo, Nepalese men, mostly from the ethnic Madhesi community, protest against the country's new constitution outside the Nepalese embassy in New Delhi, India. Nepal’s 598 members of parliament will select the nation's new prime minister on Sunday, Oct. 11, choosing between Sushil Koirala of the Nepali Congress party and Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist leader Khadga Prasad Oli. Ethnic Madhesis and other groups have been protesting in southern Nepal for weeks against the constitution. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 file photo, Nepalese people crowd the roof of a public bus as the country struggles with a fuel shortage after Indian shipments went on hold, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal’s 598 members of parliament will select the nation's new prime minister on Sunday, Oct. 11. Ethnic Madhesis and other groups have been protesting in southern Nepal for weeks against the constitution. India, which has close ties to the Madhesis, is also unhappy with the new constitution. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)

    FILE- In this Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 file photo, Nepalese people crowd the roof of a public bus as the country struggles with a fuel shortage after Indian shipments went on hold, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal’s 598 members of parliament will select the nation's new prime minister on Sunday, Oct. 11. Ethnic Madhesis and other groups have been protesting in southern Nepal for weeks against the constitution. India, which has close ties to the Madhesis, is also unhappy with the new constitution. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)  (The Associated Press)

Nepal's parliament will select the nation's new prime minister on Sunday, choosing between the leaders of the top two political parties.

The new prime minister will have to deal with protests over the country's new constitution, as well as an unhappy neighbor India.

The 598 members of parliament will choose between Sushil Koirala of the Nepali Congress party and Khadga Prasad Oli of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist.

Koirala became prime minister in 2014, but the constitution that was adopted last month required him to step down. He is, however, eligible to become prime minister again.

Ethnic Madhesis and other groups have been protesting in southern Nepal for weeks against the constitution. India, which has close ties to the Madhesis, is also unhappy with the new constitution.