Ruling parties to fight parliamentary elections as an electoral alliance

File: A meeting of the five-party ruling alliance
File: A meeting of the five-party ruling alliance

Kathmandu, August 5

The five-party ruling alliance has decided to fight parliamentary elections scheduled to be held in November together as an electoral alliance.

A meeting of the top leaders of the Nepali Congress, CPN-Maoist Centre, CPN-Unified Socialist, Janata Samjbadi Party Nepal and Rastriya Janamorcha made the decision on Friday morning.

Top leaders of the parties in a statement say the parties will announce joint candidates for most of the Provincial Assembly and House of Representatives seats.

The parties had formed an electoral alliance during the local elections held in May also. However, they had failed to keep it intact in most places.

The parties have formed an 11-member task force to decide seat sharing. The members include Krishna Sitaula, Gagan Thapa and Gyanendra Bahadur Karki of the Nepali Congress; Dev Gurung and Barsha Man Pun of the Maoist Centre; Pramesh Hamal and Bedu Ram Bhusal of the Unified Socialist; Ram Sahaya Yadav and Rakam Chemjong of the JSPN; and Him Lal Puri and Ananda Sharma of Janamorcha.

The government has decided to conduct House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections on November 20.

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