Madhav Kumar Nepal elected as Nepal’s new Prime Minister

May 23rd, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, May 23 (ANI): Madhav Kumar Nepal, a UML (Unified Marxist Leninist) nominee, was chosen as the new Prime Minister of Nepal in the Legislature-Parliamentary session of the Constituent Assembly (CA) on Saturday.

Madhav, in the absence of any challenger, was chosen unopposed. He enjoys the support of 22 other parties.

Fifty six-year-old Madhav, alumni of Bihar’s Goenka College, received the support of around 360 legislators of 22 political parties, excluding 238 legislators from Maoists and two from the Communist Party of Nepal (United).

The Unified CPN (Maoist) that stepped down from the government stayed away from election procedure, and said they would boycott the new government.

Madhav Kumar Nepal has been the Deputy Prime Minister in the Nepalese government during the CPN (UML) minority government as well as the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly.

Besides, Madhav campaigned for the solution of Nepal Civil War through talks and did not believe that mobilization of the army was the solution. (ANI)

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