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Oli to claim PM's post in Nepal

IANS  |  Kathmandu 

Two months after the successful conclusion of parliamentary elections, Nepal's largest party on Wednesday picked its as the next of the country.

A meeting of the party's decided to propose Oli as next with the support of another Communist party, (Maoist Centre), said

Being the largest party in the Nepal's Lower House, CPN-UML's Oli is the natural claimant for the post but requires support from Maoists to secure the majority.

According to the of (Unified Marxists-Leninists) leader Pandey, the meeting also gave nod to the party unification between the and the

Two Communist forces in decided to go together in elections last October by forming a They contested elections in single manifesto and divided the candidates in 60:40 ratio.

The alliance won the majority seats in Nepal's Provincial and Federal Assemblies and will be forming governments in Centre as well as in six provinces out of seven.

As per the agreement, both Oli and "Prachanda" of the new and will split the premiership on rotational basis, said

But modalities of rotational based premiership between Oli and Prachanda, unification of the party, its organization basis, management of entire rank and file and political doctrine among others will be ascertained by a task force formed by both parties.

On the other hand, the also authorized its to take all necessary decision for party unification with the and future power sharing with UML including the President, Vice President, Prime Minister,

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 19:50 IST