Kathmandu, Nepal: The CPN UML has called its Central Committee (CC) meeting today with intent to finalize candidate for the post of the president, which is going to be elected from the parliament.
Though the election for the President nearing in, the CPN UML, the head of the incumbent government, had not discussed about the candidate of the President, due to the internal differences and hectic meetings on power sharing deal.
The CPN UML and the CPN Maoist Center have already agreed to give the post of President to the UML in return of providing the post of speaker to the CPN Maoist Center.
As the two big communist parties of Nepal- CPN UML and the CPN Maoist- have secured majority in the parliament, they have shared the posts and positions of the government among the two parties.
It is said that the Central Committee meeting, which is going to be convened at 4:00 pm will finalize the candidate to the post of the President.
However, it is likely that the UML would face internal differences to select the candidate for the post of President as incumbent President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has already expressed her desire to continue her second term.
It is said that party chair and Prime Minister KP OLi is also favoring Bhandari to continue her for the second term.
Another senior leader and former Prime Minister Jhalnath Khanal and party’s vice president Bamdev Gautam have also been willing to be the candidate for the post of President.
It seems that the role of another senior leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal would be crucial to select the candidate for the post of President.