Nepali Cong nominates Sushil Koirala for PM post

Nepali Congress has nominated Party President Sushil Koirala for the post of Prime Minister to lead the national consensus government.

The party’s Central Working Committee in Kathmandu on Wednesday unanimously endorsed the decision to propose Mr. Koirala as their Prime Ministerial candidate. During the meeting, Vice President Ram Chandra Poudyal Poudel proposed Mr Koirala’s name while the and senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba supported his candidacy.

Mr. Poudyal said after the meeting that the unanimous nomination will help clear doubts that there is an internal rift in the party .

The UCPN (Maoist) and the CPN-UML on Tuesday asked the Nepali Congress to name their prime ministerial candidate.

Earlier in the morning the UCPN (Maoist) said that it is ready to call back it’s Vice Chairman Baburam Bhattarai from the office of the prime minister if a package deal on holding the Constituent Assembly elections and ending the constitutional deadlock is reached.

The President had set a deadline till tomorrow for the political parties to recommend a prime ministerial candidate to lead the consensus government.


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