Often, petty interests of political parties override national interests. Since more parties mean more diverse interests, undue pressure is put on the Prime Minister to reconcile differences, and at a certain point, it leads to their breaking.

Despite their past ideological and organizational differences, the fact that Dahal and Oli have reunited has led many to question whether the coalition is driven by opportunism rather than a shared vision or policy agenda.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 27: President of Nepali Congress (NC), Sher Bahadur Deuba has pledged to address the grievances of Bhaktapur NC workers after the election. In a meeting with the party workers in Madhyapur Thimi on Thursday, Deuba said due to the compulsion of the alliance, the provincial assembly (2) seat of Bhaktapur had to be given to other parties. This will be compensated after the election.

KARNALI, Oct 24: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the ruling five-party alliance has safeguarded constitution and federalism, calling the alliance a historical necessity.

JANAKPURDHAM, Oct 23: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has appealed to the voters to make the current five-party coalition victorious to protect the achievements.

KATHMANDU, September 15: Nepali Congress leader Prakashman Singh has claimed that the then erstwhile CPN government led by KP Oli did not act according to Nepal's constitution and dissolved parliament twice, so the coalition government was formed to protect the constitution.

SURKHET, Sept 2: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that seat allocation among the ruling alliance parties for the upcoming elections will be decided by Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Nepali Congress President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has made it clear that he will proceed in harmony with the political parties in the ruling coalition in the province and House of Representatives elections. Deuba made it clear that there is no option to form a coalition in the upcoming elections at the meeting of the central committee held at the party central office on Saturday. The meeting of the Central Committee will continue from Monday.

Government is lifeless: Oli

July 12, 2022 11:55 am

KATHMANDU, July 12: UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has said that the current five-party coalition government is dead. In an interaction with editors on Monday, Oli said that the government, which has become lifeless, would spread cholera in society.

BUTWAL, July 10: Chairman of the CPN (Unified Socialist) Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that the alliance is a national necessity. Stating that the five-party alliance has saved the country from various crises, he said that it will continue till the next election as per the needs of the country.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba assured that there would be no agreement with any country without forging a national consensus.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The CPN (Unified Socialist) has concluded that the ruling coalition parties have not been sincere and do not want to form an alliance with the party, after reviewing the local level elections.

MADHYAPUR THIMI, May 18: Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Surendra Shrestha registered his win as a mayor of Madhyapur Thimi municipality. Shrestha defeated CPN-UML candidate Madan Sundar Shrestha by a margin of 4,063 votes.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Nepali Congress President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that a conspiracy is being hatched to break the current ruling alliance government.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center), Pushpa Kamal Dahal is holding a press conference about local level elections today.

KATHMANDU, April 16: CPN (Maoist Center) leader and Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has stressed on the need to follow the instructions of the top leaders of the ruling coalition.

KATHMANDU, April 14: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has appealed to make common candidates of left-democratic alliance in the upcoming local level election victorious.

BIRATNAGAR, April 1: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Prem Bahadur Ale has said that the decision made by Nepali Congress (NC) has given enthusiasm to the coalition for the upcoming elections.

KATHMANDU, March 27: NC will decide on whether to form an electoral alliance with coalition partners tomorrow: Spokesperson Mahat

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: A meeting of the five-party ruling coalition has been called for Thursday. The meeting is scheduled for 3PM at the official residence of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. The meeting is said to discuss forging consensus over the  US-funded Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement before tabling it in parliament.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The main opposition CPN-UML has decided to counter the ruling coalition parties' impeachment motion against Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The government has informed  Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota, regarding its preparations to table the US-funded Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact Agreement at parliament.

ROLPA, Jan 28: Chief Minister Kul Prasad KC of Lumbini Province has said that the province’s coalition government will move ahead as per the decision of the federal coalition government.

KHANDBARI, Jan 16: A meeting of the ruling four-party alliance has decided to take initiatives to resolve the problems of the people affected by the Arun III Hydropower Project.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The high-level political coordination committee meeting of the ruling alliance held at the official residence of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday has decided to take initiatives for the smooth running of parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairperson Madhav Kumar Nepal has assured that the coalition between the Nepali Congress and his party will get continuity in other elections in the future as well.

Meeting of ruling parties underway

January 3, 2022 12:33 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: A meeting of the top leaders of the ruling alliance is currently underway at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar.

SURKHET, Dec 8: The government of Karnali Province has not been able to take full shape due to the disagreements seen in the distribution of ministerial berths among the coalition partners - Nepali Congress (NC), CPN (Maoist Center), and CPN (Unified Socialist).

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 4: Chairperson of the CPN (Unified Socialist), Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said that the five-party alliance would become stronger in upcoming elections.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the current five-party alliance will remain intact for the full term of parliament.

PHUNGLING, Nov 3: Nepali Congress Joint General Secretary Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has said the Nepali Congress will garner majority votes in the upcoming general election and form its own government.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Minister for Health and Population, Birodh Khatiwada has said that the five-party coalition will be maintained until the upcoming elections.

KATHMANDU, March 13: MetLife has announced that it will become the 24th company and the first insurer to join the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change.

ISLAMABAD, July 27: Official results show cricket star Imran Khan won in Pakistan's polls but he will have to seek out allies to form a coalition government.

KATHMANDU, Mar 5: Leaders of the ruling left alliance and the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) held two rounds of talks on Sunday to finalize a coalition deal but the negotiations ended inconclusively, according to the leaders.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Ending over two-month long political speculation, the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have inked a deal to form a coalition government in Province 2, the only plain-only province in the country.

Merkel's grand coalition cabinet

February 11, 2018 00:55 am

Members of Germany’s centre-left Social Democrat Party (SPD) must approve the deal between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU bloc and their own party, led by Martin Schulz.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: A cloud of political uncertainty  hovers over Province 2 as negotiations over the formation of the government in the sole plains-only province fail to gather pace even two months after the elections.

YEMEN, Feb 3: According to a confidential document obtained by al-Jazeera news broadcaster, the Saudi-led military coalition killed 68 children and wounded 36 others in war-torn Yemen from July to September 2017.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Left alliance and Madhes-based political parties have been seen to collaborate regarding the issues of National Assembly election and formation of a new government.

After more than four weeks of intense pre-coalition talks in Germany, the Free Democrats (FDP) pulled the plug on a very broad four-party alliance on Sunday. There are now two main options on how to proceed. Incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel could form a minority government with her Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Bavarian sister-party, the Christian Social Union (CSU).

KATHMANDU, June 10: The ruling coalition has rejected the proposal of the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) to reschedule the date of the second phase of local level elections.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Lawmakers Meen Bahadur Bishwakarma and Tek Bahadur Basnet, who proposed and seconded the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, said that withdrawing the motion would be against the prerogative rights of the parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Health Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) leader Gagan Thapa has said that the present ruling coalition between NC and CPN (Maoist Center) will not break up until January, 2018, the constitutional deadline for concluding the local, provincial and national elections.

KATHMANDU, March 14: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), an alliance of seven Madhes-based parties, is no longer a part of the governing coalition now onward, two senior leaders of the front said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 15: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), an alliance of seven Madhes-based parties, is no longer a part of the governing coalition now onward, two senior leaders of the front said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19:  Parties within the ruling coalition have agreed to announce dates for local level election.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has accused the ruling coalition of not getting ready for holding elections.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The ruling coalition and the Madhes-based parties have agreed to work together on further amendment on constitution amendment bill tabled in Parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The already troubled relation between the ruling coalition and the main opposition party is likely to worsen further, with the government deciding to sack the chief of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali.