Sood meets PM Koirala; discuss current political situation in Nepa

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Kathmandu, Jul 16 (UNI) Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood today met Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala in Baluwatar and discussed the current political situation of the Himalayan nation.

During the half-an-hour meeting with Mr Koirala, who has already resigned as the Prime Minister to pave way for the Maoists to lead a new government, Mr Sood is learnt to have discussed the Presidential election to be held on Saturday, and the current political situation in the recently declared 'republic' country.

The two major Communist parties- CPN-UML, CPN-M--have formed an alliance to elect the first president and form a government excluding the Nepali Congress (NC), which has said that it will be in the opposition if the Maoists does not support the Congress for the post of president.

Maoists want the president from CPN-M, UML or independent persons, while the NC has argued that the post of the first president should be given to Prime Minister Koirala because of his remarkable role in bringing the Maoists in the main-stream and succesfully forwarding the peace process after the abolition of monarchy.

The election of the President and Vice-president will be held on Saturday.

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