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HoR proclamation postponed



Leaders of the Seven Party Alliance (SPA) have failed to arrive at a consensus regarding a proclamation that aims to make the House of Representatives (HoR) the 'supreme authority'.

The resolution, according to the draft 10-point proposal, aims to curtail royal privileges, change the name of His Majesty\'s Government to \'Nepal Government\', bring the army under the purview of the parliament and change its name to \'Nepal Army\' and impose taxes on the income and properties of the king and members of the royal family. After the approval of the proclamation the Rajparisad will be scrapped, the Chief of Army Staff will be appointed by the State Affairs Committee of the HoR on the recommendation of the Prime Minister; and the Royal Household Service (that looks after palace employees and officials) will be taken over by civil servants.

The declaration has been postponed until the expansion of the council of ministers as some constituents of the SPA reportedly argued that the declaration should be made only after the approval of the cabinet.

Today\'s meeting also decided to expand the cabinet by Wednesday.


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