Oli to hold premiership for full term, Dahal gets executive chair

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Ruling Nepal Communist Party has decided that Prime Minister and co-chair K P Sharma Oli will head the government for a full five-year term while another co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ have been handed the responsibility of executive chair.

A meeting of the party secretariat held in Baluwatar on Wednesday took the decision, according to party Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha.

The two leaders had reached a deal to share the premiership and party leadership between them in early August. But, lately, Dahal had expressed dissatisfaction after Oli seemed reluctant to hand party leadership to Dahal.

The meeting was also expected to reach a concrete decision regarding the reorganization of the Council of Ministers.

However, “no concrete decision on reshuffle on ministers has been made yet” said Shrestha.