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Parties inch closer on three issues


However they have largely failed to inch closer in minimizing their differences on issues related to State Restructuring and Forms of governance till Monday morning.

During the morning session of the meeting, Maoist, NC, UML and Madheshi Front decided to set up the Constitutional Court for five years and have agreed to provide it with jurisdiction of resolving constitutional disputes between centre-province and province-province.

Similarly the meeting, which has been put off till 4 pm, also has closed in consensus on disputes related to election, and citizenship row. “On election system, parties are likely to adopt the mixed electoral system, while on the issue of citizenship the existing provision will be implemented,” said NC leader Dr Ram Sharan Mahat while exiting the meet held at CA hall in New Baneshwor.

“But there are minimal chances of reaching to an understanding over the issue of federalism and forms of governance by the end of the day” said Mahat. Similarly UML leader Pradeep Gyanwali also seconded the information given by Mahat.

However Chairman of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum- Democratic, Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar claimed that the meeting is nearing understanding to adopt a mixed system of governance in which the executive powers will be vested in the prime minister to strengthen the parliamentary procedures.

Today is the last day remained with the parties to resolve all issues in consensus. If parties fail to do so by evening the issues will be resolved through majority based voting by the full House sitting of the CA which is slated for evening today.

However parties have planned to defer the voting schedule for today by giving the CA with other business to perform and utilized the time to resolve contentions seen.

Published Date: Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 | 09:52 PM

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