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Political parties have continued negotiations to seek consensus

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Major Three parties are seeking common ground on their agenda to draft new constitution in time in Kathmandu

09 JANUARY 2014 Kathmandu – Nepal a Politically dramatic country is seeking its new and people’s Constitution as promised by the politician for almost 9 Years after then Moist have joined the mainstream politics back in 2006 but Political differences are still at high to find the common ground to draft the new constitution in said time.

Political parties have continued negotiations to seek consensus on the disputed issues of the constitution writing process within the latest deadline served by Constituent Assembly Chairman Subas Nembang.

A day after Nembang asked them either to forge consensus by Sunday or mandate him to prepare a preliminary draft of the constitution, the major parties on Friday held bilateral and multilateral meetings to settle outstanding issues.

Talks are focussed on finding common ground on the disputes surrounding federalism, forms of government, electoral system and the judiciary.

“We discussed all the issues openly. The CA chairman’s deadline has made the parties serious about resolving them,” said Nepali Congress Assistant General Secretary Purna Bahadur Khadka.

Parties held bilateral and multilateral meetings at the prime minister’s residence on Friday evening and tried to narrow down their differences. The first meeting was between the top leaders of the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) and Madhesi parties.

Later, deliberations were held between NC and UML, Madhesis and UML, and NC and Maoists separately. UML Chair KP Oli had cancelled his scheduled address in Janakpur to join the talks. “We discussed a wide range of issues. We plan to settle the disputes within the next three days,” said NC Vice-chairman Ram Chandra Poudel. Parties may agree to form a federal commission to work out federalism details. Even Madhesi leaders sound optimistic about this. “The commission could be an answer if there is an agreement beforehand on the principles of federating the country,” said a senior Madhesi leader.

Source: KOL

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