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Discussions have been initiated on present parliament's tenure


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2022 Jul 18, 19:03, Kathmandu

Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has said that discussions have started as to the duration of the term of the present House of Representatives with talks of announcement of the date of the federal and provincial election.

In an interaction with the journalists covering the parliamentary news beat today, the Speaker shared that the topic of the status of parliament after the announcement of the election date figured in passing at the Office of the President on the sidelines of the swearing-in of the Deputy Speaker.

"General discussions were held on this matter with the President, the Vice President, the Prime Minister and the National Assembly chairperson at the swearing-in ceremony. The conclusion of that discussion was that it should be continued to arrive at a conclusion," he said.

According to the Speaker, all were of the understanding during the discussions that the parliament's tenure remains till the date of nomination.

"When the House of Representatives is dissolved before the completion of its term, the MPs except for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker are relieved of their post. This matter would be discussed with the constitutional experts to arrive at a conclusion," the Speaker elaborated.

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