Parties agree to form 11-member election govt under CJ; no final deal yet
The four major political parties have agreed to form an 11-member election government of 'technocrats' headed by Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi.
Emerging from the meeting of the top leaders held at the President's office, Shital Niwas, Monday evening, Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba said that the parties have agreed on most of the points suggested by the four-party taskforce.
As per today's understanding, the fresh Constituent Assembly elections will be held on June 5 (Wednesday). If the CJ-led cabinet fails to hold polls on this date it will step down within 15 days.
Top leaders of Nepali Congress, UML, UCPN (Maoist) and Madhesi Front discussed a report prepared by an inter-party task force formed to sort out details of the new 'election mechanism'.
However, the parties are yet to resolve a few points including establishment of transitional justice mechanism, distribution of citizenships and updating of voter list. The Madhesi Front has demanded that the voter list should be updated as per the recent census.
Similarly, the parties have agreed to form a 490-member CA to write the new constitution. Nepalnews.com