Maoists, UML agree to name president in couple of days

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Kathmandu, July 15 : The Maoists and the CPN (UML) have reached an understanding to name the first President and Vice-President of Nepal within a couple of days.

Nepalnews quoted UML General Secretary Jhal Nath Khanal as saying that the two parties concluded that a new government should be formed as early as possible.

The two parties have come closer after the Maoists rejected the Nepali Congress's proposal to make Girija Prasad Koirala the first president of Nepal.

UML had internally proposed the name of its former general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal to which Maoist leaders have not given their consent.

Meanwhile, addressing the District Council of the Kathmandu District Development Committee, Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that his party was worried that the old of game of buying and selling parliamentarians might be repeated in the Constituent Assembly (CA) as well.

He said that the Maoists had to go for simple majority provision although they made their utmost effort to save the consensus politics.

"The new government would have already been formed if other political parties had secured the position we have achieved," he said, adding that his party leadership was engaged in intense discussion with other political parties for forming the new government and electing the president at the earliest.


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