2008-07-24 02:46:17 GMT 2008-07-24 10:46:17 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English
KATHMANDU, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Nepali Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Wednesday tabled his resignation.
Koirala submitted his resignation before the newly sworn-in President Ram Baran Yadav.
The octogenarian Nepali Congress leader had reached the Presidential residence at Shital Niwas in Kathmandu to attend the sworn-in ceremony of the newly elected President and Vice President.
A cabinet meeting held Wednesday decided that Prime Minister Koirala, who has already announced his resignation before the Constituent Assembly earlier, would officially offer his resignation.
After the prime minister's resignation is formally accepted by the president, the interim government would also be dissolved from Wednesday.
However, the current cabinet would continue to function as a "caretaker government" until a new government assumes the office.
Ram Baran Yadav from Nepali Congress was elected president on Monday, while the Constituent Assembly last Saturday declared Madhesi People's Rights Forum candidate Paramananda Jha the first vice president of the republican Nepal.
Meanwhile, the government announced a public holiday on Thursday.