CC sub-committee discusses forms of governance

The Dispute Resolution Sub-Committee led by Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal discussed forms of governance on Thursday.

The Sub-Committee dwelt on presidential system, parliamentary and mixed system, however, has failed to reach a conclusion. Form of governance is one of the most debated issues of constitution drafting process.

The major political parties—UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML—are still sharply divided over forms of governance.

Mainly, they are at loggerheads over whether to make the president or the prime minister the country’s executive chief and over the rights of the president and the prime minister.

The Sub-Committee has decided to hold consultations with the Nepal Bar Association to determine jurisdictions of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court.

Sub-Committee Coordinator Dahal said discussions on forms of governance have begun and expressed hope that consensus will be forged soon.

NC leader Bimalendra Nidhi said the Sub-Committee will seek advices from constitutional experts on Constitutional Court and Supreme Court.

He said the major parties have been sticking to their stances.

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