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Posted February 11, 2014 by Vlogger-1 in Politics
 
 

Sushil Koirala wins vote to be Nepal’s prime minister


The Nepali Congress president, who was the one candidate, secured 405 of 553 MPs’ votes, after the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) agreed to again him.

There has been political impasse since November, when no occasion gained a majority in Constituent Assembly elections.

Attempts to agree a brand new structure have been dogged by years of wrangling.

Mr Koirala, 75, should now kind a coalition. He would be the sixth head of presidency for the reason that nation turned a republic in 2008, following a peace take care of Maoist rebels in 2006.

The Maoists gained most seats in elections that adopted the peace accord, however the authorities collapsed in 2012 after politicians failed to fulfill a deadline to agree on a structure.

The Maoists had been trounced within the November 2013 polls, coming third behind the Nepali Congress and the UML,

Mr Koirala’s election comes after a deal agreed over the weekend between the 2 largest events, which mixed have simply in need of a two-thirds majority within the 601-member meeting.

BBC Nepali’s Sanjaya Dhakal in Kathmandu says Mr Koirala is more likely to have the help of some smaller events, independents and different members within the new meeting, giving him on paper the numbers he wants to jot down a brand new structure.

Whether he succeeds the place so many others have failed will largely relaxation on how sturdy his alliance with the UML is, our correspondent cautions.

The new prime minister takes over from Chief Justice Khilraj Regmi, who has led a caretaker authorities since March final yr.

Mr Koirala is descended from a line of politicians and activists who’ve lengthy managed the Nepali Congress, and is the fourth member of his household to grow to be prime minister.

He was jailed for 3 years in his 30s for his involvement within the hijacking of a aircraft in India, which was identified to be carrying money that his relations wished to make use of to fund their occasion.


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