Maoists all for consensus

July 12th, 2008 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, July 12 (ANI): A meeting of the Communist Party of Nepal-Marxist (CPN-M) central meeting held on Saturday came up with the decision to fill the posts of the President, Vice-President and Constituent Assembly (CA) Chairman on the basis of a majority system in case the major parties failed to forge a consensus over the issue.
The Maoists today decided to use the method of a cross-party general agreement for the election.
The partys central secretariat meeting will carry on the process of a new government formation from Monday after Sundays CA meeting to finalise the supplementary bill to amend the interim constitution.
We discussed the drafting of a new constitution and taking the peace process to a logical end through consensus, Kantipur quoted Maoist Chairman Prachanda as saying.
Our party has also floated the idea to go for a majority system and to give the posts of the President, Vice-President and CA Chairman on the basis of consensus as far as practicable, he further added.
The meeting which took place at a hotel in Kavre district for nearly six hours also decided to accept the majority of the CA if the parties failed to forge a consensus on the issues.
Emerging from the meeting, Maoist spokesperson Krishna Bahadur Mahara informed that the meeting has not made any decision on the names of the Maoist leaders to participate in the future government and the President and Vice-President.
It is also said that the Maoists have decided not to claim the presidential post. (ANI)

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