Monday, July 14, 2008

CPN Maoist, UML agree to name president in two days

Top leaders of CPN (Maoist) and CPN (UML) have reached an understanding to name the first president and vice-president of the country within the next of couple of days.

UML general secretary Jhal Nath Khanal told reporters after a meeting with Maoist leaders at the residence of Maoist chairman Prachanda in Nayabazaar Monday morning that the two parties also concluded that the new government should be formed as early as possible.

However, Khanal refused to speak on the understanding reportedly reached between the two parties on the presidential candidate.

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

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

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