Ruling parties inch closer to the seat-sharing deal for Nov 20 election

Published On: September 9, 2022 09:50 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: The ruling five political parties have neared the seat sharing for the November 20 election to the provincial assembly and federal parliament.

The ruling coalition held two-party and multi-party meetings at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar on Thursday and have largely narrowed down their differences, according to Task Force Secretary Keshav Raj Joshi.

The seat allocation Task Force has prepared the draft on seat sharing by taking into account the votes the parties got in the last election and some political issues, which Joshi believed, would be respected and just.

Senior leader of Nepali Congress (NC) Ram Chandra Poudel said although they were ready to submit the report to the top leaders on Thursday itself, the busy schedule of top leaders delayed submission. Poudel shared that additional discussion would be held at 3:00 PM today.

The ruling parties in the coalition had formed the seat allocation Task Force with NC leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula as its coordinator. The Task Force has stated that the parties were close to the agreement after several rounds of discussion.


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