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NC ready for directly elected executive, not to back from 7-state model

KATHMANDU: Major opposition Nepali Congress agreed to accept a directly elected executive. A joint meeting of the party’s parliamentary and central Committee on Tuesday decided to show flexibility in opting for an directly elected executive and to not to waiver from 7 provinces in state restructuring.

Earlier the party had remained adamant on improvised parliamentary form of government.Party leaders claimed that the decision was taken considering that the number of federal states could not reduced later while the forms of governance could be amended.

Though the party has not made any official announcements, sources claimed that the party is ready to adopt an directly elected Prime Minister as the executive.

Earlier the party had presented 7 province model formed on the basis of capacity and identity. And has claimed that it was ready to reduce the number of states but will never support increasing them.

Published Date: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 | 12:00 AM

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