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Left alliance forms taskforce to form provincial govts

The party unification coordination committee of two left parties - CPN-UMLand CPN (Maoist Center) - has formed a taskforce to finalize the formation ofprovincial governments and alliance candidates for the National Assembly. 

A meeting of the coordination committee held at UML chair K P Oli'sresidence on Tuesday decided to form a taskforce to finalize the stakes of thetwo parties in the provincial governments. UML leaders Subas Nembang, ShankarPokharel and Surendra Pandey and Maoist leaders Ram Bahadur Thapa, Barsha ManPun and Matrika Yadav are in the taskforce. 

According to UML leader Jhala Nath Khanal, the taskforce will prepare aproposal on the formation of provincial governments and members of NationalAssembly. The left alliance has swept elections in all provinces except inProvince 2.  According to sources, the Maoist Center is likely to leadgovernment in Province 6 and 7 and UML is claiming government in the remainingprovinces. 

Likewise, two separate taskforces will work for sorting out partyunification issues between the two parties. “Two taskforces will work forfinalizing party's ideology and political line and preparing party'sorganizational structure,” said Khanal. Members of the two taskforces will befinalized by the next meeting. 

The the unified party is expected to follow a socialism-oriented ideology,which is expected to be the meeting point between the two parties followingMaoism and Marxism and Leninism. 

Though the two parties had forged a poll alliance and announced unificationlast year, the unification process has not taken momentum after the two partiesfailed to find a meeting point over leadership management and other issues.Maoist Center chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been eying the post of chief of theunified party and proposing UML Chief Oli as the new prime minister in theupcoming government which is expected to be formed by the left alliance. 

Source: My Republica, 10th January 2018


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