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.

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Similarly, the Standing Committee meeting of the ruling CPN-UML had also decided to file party's candidacy for the post of President.

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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.

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