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Prachanda heading for Prime Ministership?

Posted by Mike E on August 14, 2008

The following came from the Democracy and Class Struggle site.

Prachanda for Prime Minister supported by UML and MJF
Maoist chairman Prachanda’ filed his nomination for the Prime
Minister Thursday. The Constituent Assembly (CA) will elect the Prime Minister on Friday.

He registered his nomination at the CA secretariat around 4:30 pm.
General secretary of Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) proposed his name for the post while Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) coordinator Upendra Yadav supported the proposal.

Earlier today, the Maoists, UML and MJF had reached a seven-point
understanding according to which Prachanda would get support of the
latter two parties in his prime ministerial bid. UML and MJF will
join the Maoist-led government.

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Coup talk in Nepal

Posted by Mike E on August 14, 2008

the government's army

the government

Janadisha Daily reports that Koirala has asked three security chiefs to help prevent Maoist Led Government

The Janadisha daily,on Wednesday said in a front-page report that Koirala had asked the three chiefs to exert their influence to prevent the formation of a Maoist-led government.

The daily said sources in the PMO informed it that the caretaker premier told the trio, “I am deeply concerned about what would happen if the Maoists come to power.” “Even if we were not given the reins of the government, we should have been given the defence ministry,” the PM reportedly said. “But the Maoists refused.”

According to the daily, Katuwal, once known to be a royalist and anti-Maoist, urged the “glum” Koirala to be pro-active. “You are still the PM,” the controversial army chief reportedly said. “We are ready to carry out whatever orders you issue… Our three security organs are with you. Because of the Maoists’ militant past, whatever you do, you can’t have good relations with them.”

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