PM calls all-party meet to choose presidential candidate
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday called an all-party meet to select a candidate for the post of President through consensus.
The meeting has been called at the Legislature-Parliament building at 2 pm today.
Earlier, the Central Working Committee meeting of the main opposition party Nepali Congress had decided to pitch its candidates for the post of President and Vice-President.
Similarly, the Standing Committee meeting of the ruling CPN-UML had also decided to file party's candidacy for the post of President.
According to the new constitution, the President and Vice-President should be elected within a month of commencement of the first session of the Parliament.
The Parliament meeting on Saturday had decided to hold the Presidential and Vice-Presidential election on Wednesday, October 28, if the parties failed to pick a consensus candidate by 4 pm today.