Maoist Chief Prachanda elected as new PM of Nepal

New Delhi: Maoist Party chief Pushp Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, who led a decade long insurgency that toppled a Hindu monarchy, was on Wednesday elected as new Prime Minister of Nepal.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, 61, who still uses a nom de guerre that means "Fierce", won 363 votes out of the 573 cast in the 595-member parliament, Speaker Onsari Gharti said.

The Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) led by outgoing Prime Minister K P Oli and Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal voted against the motion.

Prachanda returns to the post for the second time after a gap of over 7 years.

 

 

 

Dahal returns to the post for the second time after a gap of over seven years