Nepal Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” on Wednesday elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal for the second time.
The 61-year-old CPN-Maoist Centre president’s candidacy was proposed by Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba, which was seconded by senior Maoist leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara.
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Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist Centre signed a three- point agreement with the Madhesi Front to secure support from the Madhesi parties for their bid to form a new government led by Prachanda.
The Prime Minister’s post has remained vacant since last week after CPN-UML chairman K P Sharma Oli tendered his resignation following the Maoist’s withdrawal of support to the coalition government.