CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have agreed on sharing of chief ministers (CM) and speakers of provinces on Sunday. The task force formed for finalizing selection of CMs and speakers has decided that UML will get CMs in four provinces and Maoist Center in two.
The two parties that contested the recent federal and provincial elections forming a left alliance have majority in six of the seven provinces.
UML will get CMs in provinces 1, 3, 4, and 5, and Maoist Center in provinces 6 and 7, according to member of the task force and UML leader Surendra Pandey. The alliance of Madhes-based parties Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) has majority in Province 2.
UML will have speakers in provinces 1, 3, 6 and 7, and Maoist Center in provinces 4 and 5. Maoist Center will have deputy speakers in the provinces where UML gets speakers and vice versa.
UML and Maoist Center, that had agreed a 60:40 sharing of tickets for the elections, have agreed a 70:30 sharing of provincial cabinets. UML will get 70 percent of provincial ministers and Maoist Center 30.
The meeting of task force held at the parliamentary party office of UML at Singha Durbar has also decided that the parliamentary party leaders and CMs in provinces will later finalize the sharing of provincial ministries.