Province 1 Chief calls parties to stake claim to form government

Chief of Province No 1, Parshuram Khapung, has called on the parties representing in the Province Assembly to stake claim for the formation of the provincial government, in accordance with Article 168 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal.

The Province Chief called on the parties to stake the claim for forming the government with the support of two or more than two parties representing in the Province Assembly as per sub-Article 2 of Article 168 since no single party has a clear majority in the Assembly to form the government.

The parties have been asked to stake claim for forming the government within 5pm on January 8, stated a communiqué issued by Narendra Kumar Shrestha, spokesman at the Office of the Province Chief.

The CPN (UML) has 40 members, the Nepali Congress 29, the CPN (Maoist Centre) 13, the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) six, CPN (Unified Socialist) four and the Janata Samajbadi Party one member in the Province Assembly.

The support of 47 members in the 93-member Province Assembly is required to form the government in this province.


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