Nepal to have new CA elections in June under Chief Justice’s government

Shital Niwas- Nepal President's Official Residence - Shital Niwas

KATHMANDU: After a week long intense discussion, Nepal’s major political parties formally agreed to form electoral government under the leadership of incumbent Chief Justice Khilaraj Regmi.

Senior leaders of major political parties- UCPN Maoist, Nepali Congress, CPN UML and Madheshi Morcha- took the decision as recommended by the inter-party 8 member task force former earlier to draw the modality of the electoral government among other issues.

As per the understanding reached between them in presence of the President, the electoral government will comprise of 11 apolitical members.

Though the CA election date has been fixed for June 14, parties have agreed to hold further discussions on it on Tuesday and finalise it along with other issues including formation of a high-level political mechanism to guide the election government, capacity of the CA, voters’ list among others.

Emerging from the meeting, Nepali Congress senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba and Maoist Vice Chairman Narayan Kaji Shrestha said that tomorrow’s meeting will address the remaining issues.

The meeting has been scheduled at 3 pm tomorrow.