The CA elections under the mixed electoral system:
60 percent of the 601-member CA will be elected under the proportional representation system and rest under first-past-the-post system.
A conference of the civil society will be organized to save face of the Maoists.
A steering committee will be formed to run the government, who will lead the body remains undecided. Maoists are demanding that they be give the leadership of the committee.
The news is that the top leaders of the three major parties of the Seven-Party Alliance (SPA) have finalised the draft prepared by a taskforce (of SPA representatives) to evolve a 20-point agreement to address major contentious issues, including the electoral system for the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. Prime Minister and the Nepali Congress (NC) President Girija Prasad Koirala, CPN-UML General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal and CPN Maoist Chairman Prachanda had met at the PM’s official residence at Baluwatar today morning to find an outlet to the festering political predicaments. The three leaders have also agreed to express commitment for a republican order in the interim constitution, which is to be endorsed by the elected CA.
They have also agreed to fix a new date to hold the twice-deferred CA elections by mid-April 2008 and to set up a steering committee to run the government, ekantipur reports citing unnamed sources. The major parties have also agreed on reallocation of the ministries, management of Maoist army, including those who were disqualified in the second stage of the verification, stepping up efforts to improve the condition of the Maoist cantonments, give immediate relief to the victims of the conflict and to find the whereabouts of the disappeared people. The meeting of the top SPA leaders has been scheduled for Sunday to give final touches to the agreement. (detail)