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Nepal: Pushpa Kamal Dahal claims the post of Prime Minister, meets the President



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Kathmandu. Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda wants to become the next Prime Minister of Nepal. He met President Vidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday. During this meeting, Dahal claimed the post of Prime Minister and filed a candidacy file. Prachanda Maoist Center party is the third largest party in the Parliament of Nepal. He broke ties with the ruling coalition. The Maoist center has accused Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba of reneging on his promises.

It is said that now, with the support of the CPN-UML led by Oli, Prachanda will become the new Prime Minister of Nepal. In a dramatic development, the opposition CPN-UML and other smaller parties agreed on Sunday to extend their support to the chairman of the CPN-Maoist Center (CPN-MC), Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. With this, the way has been cleared for Prachanda to become the next Prime Minister of Nepal.

The opposition decided to support Prachanda
A meeting of CPN-UML, CPN-MC, Rashtriya Swatantra Party (RSP) and other smaller parties led by former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was held here. At the meeting, all parties agreed to form the government under the leadership of “Prachanda”. CPN-MC Secretary General Deb Gurung says CPN-UML, CPN-MC and other parties are ready to come to the office of President ‘Sheetal Niwas’ and submit their candidacy for the post of Prachanda under Article 76 (2) of the Constitution. with the signatures of 165 deputies. Gurung said a memorandum of understanding was also in preparation to be delivered to the president.

This is the position of the parties in Parliament
Apart from former Prime Minister Oli, Prachanda, RSP Chairman Ravi Lamichhane, Rashtriya Prajatantra Party Leader Rajendra Lingden, Janata Samajwadi Party Chairman Ashok Rai and others attended the meeting which was held at the Oli’s residence in Balakot. An agreement was reached between Prachanda and Oli to lead the government alternately (based on rotation) and Oli expressed his consent to make Prachanda the first prime minister. The new coalition has the support of 165 members in the 275-member House of Representatives, including 78 from the CPN-UML, 32 from the CPN-MC, 20 from the RSP, 14 from the RPP, 12 from the JSP, six from the Janmat and three members of the Civil Liberation Party are included.

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