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Nepal govt, Maoists seal 22 point agreement

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Dec 24, IRNA
After six hours long talks at Baluwatar, Nepal, the top leaders of the seven parties inked a 22- point deal Sunday night agreeing to declare the country federal democratic republic through the parliament and subject to implementation by the first meeting of elected Constituent Assembly.

Emerging out of the talks, Nepali Congress (NC) leader Mahesh Acharya said that the Maoists will also rejoin the government, said the media reports.

Unlike the fears that the Maoists would put a note of dissent regarding the election system, the 22-point deal is said to have been agreed upon by all.

The agreement will be adopted in the cabinet meeting, which was continuing in the Baluwatar till late night on Sunday.

After the cabinet approves it, a bill incorporating these agreements will be presented at the parliament to bring about the third amendment to the interim constitution.

The parties have agreed to let the government decide on the date for the CA election.

The meeting also decided to set up a high level steering committee to oversee the government.


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