Prachanda elected Nepal Prime Minister

Prachanda elected Nepal Prime MinisterPushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda, 53, chairman of CPN-Maoist, was on Friday elected as the first Prime Minister of Nepal, after the monarchy was dethroned. Prachanda got 464 votes out of the 577 cast in the 601-strong Constituent Assembly.

Nepali Congress’ candidate and former premier Sher Bahadur Deuba failed to muster a simple majority, winning just 113 votes in an election.

The elections ended a four-month long stalemate over government formation.


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