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Leaders likely to seek ‘last extension’ of deadline to materialize deal

Leaders of the main political parties have begun hectic informal parleys from early this morning as the forth deadline set by the president to form national consensus government expires today.
The top notch of the four major political forces- UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN (UML) and United Madhesi Democratic Front- are holding internal and one-to-one and bilateral talks.
Though parties have upped the discussion and claiming that they are near to the deal for much-hyped national consensus, but the chances of striking a pact are slim. According to a Congress leader engaged in the negotiation, leaders of the political parties will make a plea with the President to extend a final deadline to ink a deal.
After having internal and bilateral talks this morning, the parties will hold a joint meeting today afternoon to request the President for a final extension of the deadline, source close to negotiation added, President might extend deadline for 3 more days to give the chance for the parties to materialize the deal.
In recent day, leaders of the political parties have been claiming that they are close to an agreement to resolve the contentious issues and hold the Constituent Election by April-May.

Published Date: Sunday, December 16th, 2012 | 09:14 PM

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