Prez Yadav issues decree to amend constitution
President Ram Baran Yadav has issued a decree to amend various provisions of the Interim Constitution to remove legal hurdles to appoint CJ Khil Raj Regmi as the new head of government.
In a statement on Thursday morning, the President's office cited various reasons that made it necessary for the Head of State to amend various provisions of the constitution, as per yesterday's 11-point agreement among four major political parties.
The decree was issued as running the affairs of the state had become difficult after the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly without promulgating a constitution in May last year, said the President. He added that the move will help end the political deadlock and ensure fresh CA elections.
Similarly, he stated that the order would pave the way for the formation of an interim government under the leadership of the sitting Chief Justice. The decree opens the way for the government to make appointments to various positions in constitutional and state organs, which have remained vacant for long, the statement added. nepalnews.com