KATHMANDU- The 10-party ruling coalition has unveiled the government’s Common Minimum Program (CMP).
The CMP includes implementing the agreements reached between the government and various political parties in the past, including the Comprehensive Peace Accord.
“The government is committed to maintaining sustainable peace, good governance, development and prosperity of the country,” the CMP says.
It also talks about ensuring full tenure of the House of Representatives and developing a culture of the coalition through mutual dialogue, agreement and cooperation, and providing political stability in the country in accordance with the spirit of the struggle for the protection of the Federal Democratic Republic, the Constitution and the Parliament.
The priorities of the Government as outlined in nine different points including protecting the constitution and amending as necessary, strengthening the federal democratic republic through implementation of federalism, giving equal importance to policy, and structural and functional reforms to transform and strengthen the country’s economy,.
Likewise, other priorities onclude putting an end to existing class, ethnic, regional and gender-based differences in the society and building a social system based on equality, freedom and justice.
The ruling parties have also expressed a collective commitment to complete the remaining work of the comprehensive peace agreement, and other agreements signed following various popular movements.
Prioritizing governance reforms, corruption control and strict measures to ensure quality service delivery, the government will be working for production-oriented economy, improvement of fair supply and distribution system.
Likewise, unnecessary expenses and administrative hassles would be wiped out while making public administration competent, reducing the risks caused by global crises such as climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental pollution, and environmental balance shall be maintained.
The government will be following an independent and balanced foreign policy for the protection of national interests and for the prosperity of the people.
The CMP has been signed by Prime Minister and Chairperson of Maoist Center Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, President of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba, Chairperson of Unified Socialist Madhav Kumar Nepal, Chairman of Janata Samajwadi Party Upendra Yadav, Chairman of Loktantrik Samajwadi Party Mahantha Thakur, Chairman of Samajwadi Party Dr Baburam Bhattarai, Chairman of Janamat Party CK Raut, Chairperson of Nagarik Unmukti Party Ranjita Shrestha, President of Aam Janata Party Prabhu Sah and Chairman of Rastriya Janamorcha Nepal Chitra Bahadur KC.