Dahal proposes slimming party’s jumbo 4000 GCOC members to 99


KATHMANDU, July 23: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has proposed to slim down the party’s jumbo General Convention Organizing Committee (GCOC) members consisting of 4000 members to 99 members.

During the final day of the party’s secretariat meeting summoned in the capital, Dahal proposed to trim the jumbo committee stating that such large size was the result of poor result in the local level election. The meeting started on Monday.

List of members will be finalized by mid-September.

Dahal also said that his party would discuss with the major parties about scraping the costly first-past-the-post system and adopting the proportional representation electoral system so as to increase its access to ordinary people.

Dahal terming the existing system of the government as the primary agent for the current political stability in the country, further said that his party would advocate for the system of directly elected executive President.