Communist Party CPN-UML to Form Upcoming Nepal Govt
After the new constitution comes into effect, the CPN-UML will form a new government in Nepal.
Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam on Thursday said that the next government to be formed after the promulgation of the new Constitution in July will be headed by his Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) party.
The new constitution will be ready within the Nepali month of Ashad, that is mid-July and the new government will be in place towards July-end, as soon as the constitution is promulgated.
– Bamdev Gautam, Deputy Prime Minister, Home Minister, Nepal and acting President, CPN-UML
Nepal’s four major political parties have recently decided to divide the country into eight federal units, enabling the constitution to be drafted faster.
CPN-UML, the second largest party in the coalition government, has projected its chairman 63-year-old K P Sharma Oli, as the next prime ministerial candidate. Oli is currently in New Delhi for a health check up.
An informal understanding was reached when Nepali Congress’ Sushil Koirala became Prime Minister in February, 2014 with the support of CPN-UML.
According to the understanding, Koirala would vacate the top post for a CPN-UML candidate once the Constitution is promulgated through the Constituent Assembly.
Two major earthquakes, on April 25 and May 12, killed nearly 9,000 people in Nepal, destroying several thousand homes.
Gautam claimed that his party is most capable of leading the post-quake reconstruction and rehabilitation works.
CPN-UML is mobilising over 50,000 organised cadres across the country in its three-day rehabilitation and reconstruction campaign starting from Friday.
Gautam asked international donors to provide more help in the form of financial assistance by honouring the government’s single-door policy.
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