Communist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal will be sworn in as the Prime Minister of Nepal today

Kathmandu: Communist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias ‘Prachanda’ will be sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Nepal today. President Bindya Devi Bhandari appointed Prachanda, Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Center, as Prime Minister. Prachanda will take oath as Prime Minister today at 4 pm.

This is the third time that Prachanda has become the Prime Minister of Nepal. Prachanda had previously held the post of Prime Minister in 2008 and 2016. Prachanda assumed office as Prime Minister with the support of the opposition Communist Unified Marxist Leninist Party and other minor parties.

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Elections were held in Nepal on November 20. The hung assembly came into existence. It is understood that Prachanda will be the Prime Minister for the first two and a half years. Prachanda secured the support of 165 members in the 275-member House.

The President had earlier invited the parties to prove their majority in Parliament. Prachanda made the claim when the deadline given by the President ended at 5 pm on Sunday. Prachanda, who was in hiding for 13 years, is coming to mainstream politics after the CPN-Maoist party ended the armed conflict.

Published by:Jayesh Krishnan

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