16 Sep '11, 11am

Nepal in 'last chance' for peace: PM

Nepal in 'last chance' for peace: PM

Baburam Bhattarai, elected three weeks ago, said in the televised speech the country was 'standing at the juncture of history' and urged opposition parties to help complete the peace process and write a new constitution. -- PHOTO: AFP KATHMANDU (AFP) - Nepal's new prime minister used his first public address Friday to warn that the nation is being given its 'last chance' to unite in peace or face being drawn back into armed conflict. Baburam Bhattarai, elected three weeks ago, said in the televised speech the country was 'standing at the juncture of history' and urged opposition parties to help complete the peace process and write a new constitution. 'It's not possible to accomplish all the tasks that the previous government left us,' the Maoist premier said. 'But if there is trust, cooperation and consensus among political parties, we are committed to complete the remaini...

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