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Nepal: Cabinet expansion put off

Posted by n3wday on August 30, 2008

This article was made available through eKantipur.com.

Cabinet expansion put off

Kantipur Report

KATHMANDU, Aug 29 – The extension of the new cabinet which was said to be taking place on Friday has been suspended after the Maoists and other small parties failed to pick up the names of nominees from their sides.

The CPN-Maoist secretariat meeting that took place in the prime minister’s official residence at Baluwatar today could not decide the five more faces to be joining the cabinet.

Emerging from the Baluwatar meeting, Maoist leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara said that the party failed to decide on the ministerial nominees due to internal reasons.

Saying that the party has entrusted the prime minister for the selection of new ministers. Mahara said that voices for inclusiveness have been raised. “We will take into consideration the regional, ethnic and gender issues this time and the expansion will be inclusive,” he added.
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