Kathmandu, December 12
The Nepali Congress is holding a vote for the new leadership of the party for the next four years on Tuesday morning as per the schedule of the party’s ongoing 14th general convention.
The election will be held at Rastriya Sabha Griha at 8 pm tomorrow.
Five leaders–Sher Bahadur Deuba, Bimalendra Nidhi, Prakash Man Singh, Shekhar Koirala and Kalyan Gurung–have filed their nominations for the party president. Whereas six nominations were filed on Saturday, one–Yuba Raj Neupane–withdrew his candidacy on Sunday extending his support for Koirala.
It is highly likely that Deuba and Koirala will be ahead of other candidates whereas Nidhi and Singh will also get some votes. Gurung’s candidacy has been considered just symbolic to show his presence to signify the emerging generation in the party.
Meanwhile, there are seven candidates for two positions of the vice-president, six for two positions of the general secretary and 19 for eight positions of joint general secretaries.