UCPN (Maoist) has turned its earlier decision upside down and raised a new demand that the new statute should have provision for direct election of an executive president.
On Tuesday, the party presented its new proposal at the meeting of the CA committee to determine the form of government against its earlier stance that the president would be elected by central and state assemblies.
Party’s central committee member Top Bahadur Rayamajhi said that party has changed its stance after the decision of its central committee held recently. He opined that an executive president elected directly is needed for power balance when country adopts the federal system.
Lawmakers from other political parties expressed irk at the Maoists’ repeated changes in its stance saying it would derail the constitution writing process.
The committee called its next meeting on Thursday after failing to find any consensus on the new proposal. nepalnews.com