Province Assembly of Sudurpaschim Province/File Photo
SUDURPASCHIM: The Office of the Sudurpaschim Province Chief has today called on the parties representing in the Province Assembly to stake claim for the post of Chief Minister and the provincial government.
Province Chief Devraj Joshi’s call comes as no single party in the Assembly holds majority to form the government in accordance with Article 168 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal and the support of two or more parties is required for this purpose.
The support of 27 Members of Province Assembly is required to form the government.
The Province Chief has given the deadline of 5 pm on January 11 to the parties to stake claim for government formation and appointing the Chief Minister with the support of two or more parties representing in the Province Assembly.
The Nepali Congress has 19 seats, the CPN (Maoist Centre) 11, the CPN (UML) 10, the Nagarik Unmukti Party seven, the CPN (Unified Socialist) four, the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) one seat and one independent in the 53-member Sudurpaschim Province Assembly.