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Nepal's oppn slams Prachanda for floating idea of president's direct election

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Nepal's main opposition party today slammed former for floating the idea of presidential system of governance through a Constitutional amendment.

(NC) said that his party would not accept the presidential system.

Addressing the first general assembly of Province No. 4 in Tanahun district of western Nepal, Paudel expressed his dissatisfaction over views expressed by of the ruling Communist Party (NCP) Prachana that should adopt the presidential system.

has said that his party would prefer with executive power instead of the present Parliamentary system. He said that his party requirs two-third majority in Parliament to adopt the new system of governance through a Constitutional amendment.

Poudel said that parliamentary system based on pluralism is appropriate for

"has tried to trigger political debate in the country by floating the idea of presidential system. Such kinds of political debate will halt the country's development initiatives," Poudel said as he warned that democracy will be at stake if the party with two-third majority talks about such a system.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 21:35 IST
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