Senior CPN-Maoist Centre leader and lawmaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara was today elected the speaker of the House of Representatives unopposed, as he was the only candidate who filed nomination for the post.
Deputy Spokesperson for the Parliament Secretariat Keshav Raj Aryal said the next House meeting slated for 1:00pm tomorrow would announce Mahara’s election to the post. He said the senior-most HoR member, who chairs the House meeting, would allot time to proposer and seconder of Mahara’s candidacy to address the House briefly before announcing the result.
According to The Himalayan Times, senior CPN-UML leader and former speaker of the Parliament Subas Chandra Nembang proposed his nomination, while CPN-MC leader Dev Prasad Gurung seconded it.
CPN-MC Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior UML leader Bishnu Paudel were present at the time of filing of the nomination. A meeting of the CPN-MC held this morning decided on Mahara’s name for the speaker’s post.Mahara said he would play a constructive role in the implementation of the new constitution.