Nepal elections set for June

Nepal's new government has announced that elections will be held in late June for a constituent assembly that will rewrite the country's constitution and decide the future role of the monarchy.

Nepal elections set for June

Nepal's new government has announcedthat elections will be held in late June for a constituent assembly that willrewrite the country's constitution and decide the future role of the monarchy.

Theannouncement was made on Sunday after Nepal's mainstream politicalparties reached an agreement with former Maoist rebels.

 

 

AmodPrasad Upadhyay, a Nepali Congress leader, said: "The eight party leadersduring today's session have agreed to give the senior most post [after theprime minister] to the Nepali Congress".

Thegovernment was to be formally approved by parliament later on Sunday.

 

 

Thewrangling between an alliance of seven political parties and the former rebelsover key positions including the deputy leadership post had delayed theformation of the new cabinet, in which the Maoists will hold five portfolios.

Formationof the new government has been eagerly awaited in Nepal, because the ex-rebels'inclusion in the government is part of the peace process that began last year.

It wasdecided on Friday which parties will take on which ministries, but the names ofthe ministers is yet to be finalised.

The landmarkagreement on the formation of a joint government was reached late on Friday ina meeting between Koirala, leaders of the seven ruling parties and Prachanda,the leader of the former rebels.

Koiralais to continue as prime minister in the new government.

Thegovernment and rebels signed a peace agreement in November, halting a Maoistinsurgency that killed more than 13,000 people.

Sincethen the rebels have locked up their weapons, confined their fighters toUN-monitored camps and joined parliament.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16
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