Nepal’s two biggest leftist forces merge into Nepal Communist Party

Kathmandu, May 17 Giving an end to their seven-month efforts, the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre on Thursday announced their merger into Nepal Communist Party. The new party probably is the biggest political party in Nepal’s political history as it commands nearly two-thirds majority in the Federal Parliament and most of provincial assemblies. Before the […]

UML-Maoist Centre merger: Nine-member committee to command unified party

Kathmandu, May 17 The CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre have formed a nine-member ‘high command’ committee under the joint leadership of KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal to lead the unified party they are forming after the merger today. A meeting of the Party Unification Coordination Committee held at the Prime Minister’s official residence […]

Joint panel endorses statute of unified Nepal Communist Party

Kathmandu, May 17 A joint meeting of the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre comprising top leaders of both parties has endorsed the draft statute of the party that they want to form after the merger. The two parties are all set to announce the unification amidst a press meet in Kathmandu later this afternoon. Few […]

Explainer: How did UML and Maoist Centre arrive at ‘historic’ merger?

Kathmandu, May 17 After the ‘historic’ party unification between CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre this afternoon, the proposed ‘Nepal Communist Party’ will be the biggest political force of Nepal. After preparations of seven months, the CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN-Maoist Centre Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Wednesday finally agreed to announce the merger today. […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Thursday, May 17, 2018

All major Nepali and English broadsheet dailies published from Kathmandu on Thursday have given the top priority to the decision of CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre to announce their party unification today. The announcement of International Cricket Council to include Nepali wrist spinner Sandeep Lamichhane into the World XI team against West Indies and the successful […]

Nepali Congress warns of obstructing Parliament over suspension proposal

Kathmandu, May 6 The main opposition party Nepali Congress has warned of obstructing House procedures if the ruling parties fail to address its demand about the House of Representatives regulations. The party has been arguing that the regulations should not include any provision of suspending lawmakers; but the ruling parties including CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre […]