Tuesday, July 15, 2008

CP UML, CPN Maoists fail to reach consensus on president

The bi-party discussion between the UML and the Maoists meant to finalise the name of the coutry's first president Tuesday morning ended without any conclusion.

The meeting held at the parliamentary party office of UML at Singh Durbar failed to find consensus to name a president though they had agreed to share the posts of president, prime minister and chairman of the constituent assembly, among the three big parties.

UML has proposed its former general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal for the job but the Maoist leaders have rejected his name. The Maoists have also opposed the Nepali Congress proposal to elect Girija Prasad Koirala as the president.

Earlier, agreement between these two parties was for UML to have president and Maoists to have their prime minister while the position of CA chairman was left for Nepali Congress.

Maoist leaders are also scheduled to hold talks with NC leaders Tuesday on the power sharing issues.

In the meantime, the constituent assembly sitting scheduled for Tuesday afternoon is likely to finalise the procedures for electing president, vice president, CA chairman, deputy chairman and prime minister

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