KATHMANDU: Major political parties have transcended all their differences over the contentious issues troubling the statute drafting process to a consensual understanding, except the state reconstructing, the thorniest of all since they commenced their parleys and talks.
In the meeting held at Special Committee's secretariat office, inside the Constituent Assembly (CA) on Tuesday, leaders also decided to adopt the middle-way on the forms of governance.
We have agreed to adopt the mixed model, wherein executive powers would be shared between president and the prime minister, said Chairman of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Democratic Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar.
“We agreed to have 60 constituencies in the Upper House and 300 constituencies in the Lower House," said Gachchhadar.
"Though we have agreed to elect prime minster through parliament, we are yet to decide on the basis to elect the president, and define the jurisdiction of the prime minister and the president."
Meanwhile, following the meeting of Unified CPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and United Democratic Madhesi Front, leaders have geared up for discussions inside their own parties before they are spotted at the decisive talk on federalism, which has been slated for 2 pm in the afternoon.
Similarly, troubleshooters are also schedule to consult with all the political parties representing in the CA over the constitutional issues.
Only 34 days are left to meet the May 27 deadline to promulgate the new constitution.