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World News | Nepal: Maoist center decides to withdraw from ruling coalition

World News | Nepal: Maoist center decides to withdraw from ruling coalition

Kathmandu [Nepal], December 25 (ANI): Nepal’s Maoist center has decided to withdraw from the ruling coalition, according to senior Nepal Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudel. He quoted Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairman of the Maoist Center, as saying that “the alliance has lost its meaning”.

Confirming the Maoist Center’s decision in a call with ANI, Paudel said Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda withdrew from Sunday’s coalition meeting after saying “the coalition has lost its meaning”.

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After walking out of the ruling coalition meeting, Prachanda held talks with Sharma Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) and former prime minister.

Confirming news of Dahal’s strike, the Maoist Center’s press secretary said, “No agreement has been reached yet.”

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After Dahal left, the ruling coalition meeting ended without result.

“The ruling coalition meeting is over. No decision has been taken yet,” said leaders who attended the meeting earlier.

Meanwhile, Dave Gurung, the general secretary of the Maoist Centre, threatened the Nepali Congress to “exit” the coalition if the latter insisted on the positions of president and prime minister.

“If Congress insists on their demands to be president and prime minister, then there is no need to join forces. We will simply withdraw,” Gurung told ANI by phone on Sunday.

“The same statement was made at the meeting on Saturday and was conveyed today. We concluded at the meeting to withdraw from the coalition in case the same situation happens again. However, the final decision will be made by the party chairman at the meeting, ’ he added.

Maoist chairman Prachanda has insisted that he should lead the government, while the Nepalese parliament has insisted on its status as the largest party to lead the government.

Multiple possibilities to see after 5pm. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari can add more time for consensus or the parties can ask for more time.

The president is also likely to name Sher Bahadur Deuba as prime minister, as he is the leader of the party with the majority in parliament.

Should Deuba be appointed, he must secure a majority in the House of Representatives within 30 days. If he fails to form a government, the country will go to another round of elections as no party has a majority, triggering a constitutional crisis in the country. (Arnie)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the content body may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)

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