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UML Leader: His Unholy Alliance Won’t Back Down

Posted by n3wday on July 25, 2008

This article was provided by Democracy and Class Struggle.

NC-UML-MJF alliance will remain intact: K.P Oli

Senior UML leader K.P Sharma Oli has said the alliance of Nepal Congress (NC), UML and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) will remain intact, and hinted that the UML was going to stake its claim for government’s leadership if the three-party combine moved on to form the new government.

“The three-party alliance will not break at any cost. All 25 parties should come together to write the new constitution,” Oli said.

Speaking at the Reporters Club in the capital Thursday, Oli, who is said to have played an active role in forming the alliance of the three parties, ruled out the possibility of the Maoists leading the new government.
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Developments in Nepal have “ended the basis for further agreements”

Posted by n3wday on July 25, 2008

This article was made available by the Associated Press.

Physician chosen as Nepal’s first president

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s governing assembly elected the country’s first president Monday, rejecting a candidate backed by former Maoist rebels and creating political uncertainty for the new republic.

The Constituent Assembly elected Ram Baran Yadav [of the Nepali Congress Party], a physician from the Madheshi ethnic community in southern Nepal, which has been campaigning for greater rights and more say in the administration, assembly Chairman Kul Bahadur Gurung announced.

Yadav’s victory was a blow for the Maoists, who won the most seats in the assembly in April elections and hope to form the country’s new government with one of their members as prime minister. But they first need to form a coalition government since they failed to win a simple majority in the assembly.
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Prachanda advances three conditions to lead government

Posted by n3wday on July 25, 2008

This article was provided by Nepal News.

Prachanda advances three conditions to lead the government

Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has put forward three conditions to lead the government.

Talking to reporters after his party held discussions with all 24 parties represented in the Constituent Assembly (CA), Thursday, Prachanda said that first the alliance of Nepali Congress, CPN (UML) and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF), should be broken.

“First this so-called alliance should be broken. Second, a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) should be forged – which should also reflect Maoists’ manifesto to a large extent. Third, there should be a guarantee that no one will engage in exercise to pull down the government for at least two years till the constitution is written,” Prachanda said.

Reports say, the parties that took part in the discussion held at the CPN-M’s parliamentary party office in Singha Durbar decided to reply to Maoists’ conditions soon.
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