UML, Maoist and Naya Shakti announce leftist alliance

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Participants attending the press conference organized to announce the unification of three parties including CPN-UML, CPN(Maoist Center) and Naya Shakti Nepal on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Setopati/Narayan  Maharjan

CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Naya Shakti Nepal Tuesday have agreed on forging an electoral alliance in the upcoming federal and provincial elections and forming a unified communist party. 
 
Chiefs of the three parties have signed the agreement organizing a press conference in Nepal Academy today. 
 
As per the agreement reached, UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have shared 60  and 40 percent of filing candidacies respectively in the elections. 
 
The UML- Maoist alliance has decided to allocate seats for Naya Shakti and other leftist parties as per the agreement. 
 
The agreement also mentions the announcement of unification of three parties duly following the elections. The parties have also agreed on not making a negative comment to each other until the party unification.
 
An-eight member unification coordination committee has been formed for the unification of the party. The members include UML Chairman  KP Sharma Oli,  senior leader  Madhav Nepal,  Vice-Chairman Bamdev Gautam and Ishowr Pokharel. 
 
Meanwhile, CPN (Maoist Center) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Narayan Kaji Shrestha and Ram Bahadur Thapa are in the committee from the Maoist. Baburam Bhattarai from Naya Shakti Nepal is also in the committee. 
 

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