CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal have agreed that the unified party's central committee will have less than 100 members, according to a report in The Himalayan Times.
Since UML central committee has 200 members and that of the CPN-MC 4,000, Oli and Dahal are likely to face a mammoth task managing their party leaders, as most of them will not make it to the central committee of the unified party.
During a one-on-one meeting held in Lalitpur on Tuesday, the two leaders also reached understanding on forming task forces to draft the unified party's statute and political document and finalising an interim organisational structure until the party's general convention.
According to Dahal's Private Secretary Jokha Bahadur Mahara, a meeting of the Party Unification Coordination Committee slated for tomorrow might form the task forces as per the instructions of Oli and Dahal.
Mahara told THT that unification talks would conclude before the formation of the new government.
Generally, a communist party's politburo has one-third the strength of its central committee and the standing committee's strength is one-third of the politburo. In case the central committee of the unified party has 99 members, its politburo will not have more than 33 members and the standing committee 11.
"The two leaders are positive about limiting the strength of the central committee to double digits," Mahara said. The standing committee will be the top executive unit of the proposed Nepal Communist Party.
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