KATHMANDU, May 27: The UCPN (Maoist) has chosen major bodies of the party including office-bearers, Standing Committee and Politburo through elections.
The party on Tuesday elected seven new members to office-bearers through voting, according to election committee formed by the party.
Former general secretary of the party Post Bahadur Bogati got elected as vice-chairman in the party with popular votes. Bogati scored 109 votes for the vice-chairman, while former vice-chairman Narayankaji Shrestha was re-elected in the same post scoring 106 votes.
Similarly, Krishna Bahadur Mahara got elected as party’s general secretary garnering 101 votes. Top Bahadur Rayamajhi (100 votes) Barsha Man Pun (97 votes) and Giriraj Mani Pokhrel (96 votes) have been elected as party’s secretaries.
Haribol Gajurel has been elected as treasurer in the party scoring 101 votes in the elections.
The election was held for two vice-chairman, one general secretary, three secretaries and a treasurer.
Chairman Dahal remarked the election was a unique example in the world and congratulated all leaders being elected in the elections.
The party had decided to comprise senior leader Baburam Bhattarai as senior cadres in the party in nine-member office-bearers, earlier on Tuesday. Bhattarai faction had boycotted all process of election, held for three days.