Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Cabinet approves constitutional amendment draft

The meeting of the Council of Ministers, Wednesday evening, has approved the constitutional amendment draft, which was earlier endorsed by the seven parties.

According to Minister for Labour and Transport Management Ramesh Lekhak, the cabinet has adopted the proposal – which would be presented at the meeting of Constituent Assembly (CA) on Thursday.

The amendment includes provision allowing simple majority to form a government, among others.

Meanwhile, the nine parties have decided to divide the 26 members of CA among themselves. Of the 26 CA members – who have to be nominated by the cabinet – the Maoists have bagged nine seats, NC and UML shared five seats each and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum given two seats.

Likewise, five other parties – Sadbhavana Party, Nepal Workers and Peasants Party, Jana Morcha and CPN-Marxist Leninist – will share one member each

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