Nepal Elects Former Maoist Leader Prachanda As Prime Minister

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7:29 pm 3 Aug, 2016

Former Maiost leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known as Prachanda, has been elected as Nepal’s 24th Prime Minister.

He got 363 votes out of the 573 cast in the 595-member parliament, Speaker Onsari Gharti said.The move came after former PM K.P. Oli stepped down from his post to avoid a no-confidence motion.

 

Nepal's newly elected Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Reuters

Nepal’s newly elected Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal
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Prachanda, who led a decade-long insurgency that toppled a feudal monarchy, said he would work for national unity.


“I will work for national unity, to promote the interest of the country and its people,” the leader had told lawmakers.

 

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