President authenticates National Assembly Election Ordinance

Published On: December 29, 2017 12:40 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has today authenticated the ordinance on election to the National Assembly. 

The President's Chief Personal Secretary, Bhesh Raj Adhikari, said that the President today authenticated the ordinance which had been pending at the Office of the President for long due to the dispute among the political parties over it. 

Although the President had wanted all the political parties to agree on the ordinance, she authenticated the ordinance with a view to ending the latest political deadlock, the President's Chief Personal Secretary said. 

Before this, the Head-of-the-State had held talks with the Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN (UML) chairman KP Sharma Oli, CPN (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' among other leaders of the political parties to encourage the parties to come to a political compromise on the ordinance. 

The government had presented the ordinance to the President in the third week of October for authentication.

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