Monday, June 9, 2008

Prez, VP, PM election by simple majority

KATHMANDU, June 10 - The three-party joint panel formed to prepare a draft statute amendment and suggest ways to enforce past peace accords has reached consensus on a simple majority provision for election of president, vice-president and prime minister.

The panel that met at the peace ministry Monday decided to recommend to top leaders to amendment of the Interim Constitution and provision of separate clauses concerning election of the president and vice-president through simple majority.

The panel also decided that the president and vice president can be removed only through impeachment by a two-third majority in the Constituent Assembly. However, the appointment and ouster of the prime minister will require just a simple majority of CA members," said Khim Lal Devkota, a Maoist representative in the panel.

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