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Portfolio sharing still undecided; cabinet expansion ‘maybe tomorrow’

With the CPN-UML and the CPN Maoist Centre failing to reachinternal consensus on the names of lawmakers that would join the government asper the allotted ministerial berths, uncertainty looms over expansion eventoday.

According to earlier reports, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli wasslated to induct new members to his cabinet on Wednesday, last week, and thecountry would get to see a full-shaped Cabinet early this week.

Moreover, the number of ministries that these two parties wouldshare if the Madhes based parties are to join the government, which is beingworked on, is still undecided.

PM Oli on his appointment had said that it would take no longerthan a week for the the Cabinet to assume a full shape.

However, owing to the possibility of the Madhes based parties’joining the government and the delay in finalising names of lawmakers thatwould join the cabinet as ministers, the possibility for the same to hasgradually declined.

Oli was appointed the Prime Minister on Feb 15.

Source:The Himalayan Times, 25th February 2018

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