Koirala says presidential disputes will be defused before second CA meet

June 1st, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by admin  

Kathmandu, June 1(ANI): Nepali Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Sunday said that the differences over power-sharing and election procedure for the president will be sorted out before the second sitting of the Constituent Assembly (CA) meeting scheduled for June 5.
In a meeting with Speaker Subash Nemwang, Koirala stated that consultations are in progress and the deadlock will be defused within few days.
The PMs remarks come at a time when the parties are expected to table amendment proposal at the second sitting of the CA after reaching a consensus on the procedure to elect the president.
However, the parties, agreeing to create a ceremonial president with the authority to mobilise and declare the state of emergency on the recommendation of cabinet, have not arrived on a procedure to elect the President.
Earlier, a meeting of the interim legislature parliament held soon after the first CA meeting had amended the interim statue to appoint a president with the aforementioned power.
Speaker Nemwang informed that he drew the PMs attention towards the dissatisfaction of people and the nomination of 26 CA members.
Meanwhile, Indian ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood will meet PM Koirala to discuss the latest political situation of Nepal later today. (ANI)

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