Nepal's parliament elects new prime minister

Nepal's parliament elects new prime minister

"I announce that respected member Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected to the post of Nepal's prime minister", House Speaker Onsari Gharti told the Parliament to loud cheers.

He needs to secure 297 votes in the 593-strong parliament to prove his majority during today's election.

Lawmakers of CPN-UML, CPN-ML, Nepal Workers and Peasants Party and Nepal Pariwar Dal, among other parties had cast votes against the Nepali Congress leader.

Earlier, the CPN-UML chose to end House obstruction after the ruling parties agreed to hold local elections in the remaining four provinces on June 28 and the provincial and parliamentary elections by January, 2018. His Nepali Congress Party holds 207 seats in the parliament.

Deuba, 70, served as the prime minister from 1995 to 1997, from 2001 to 2002, and from 2004 to 2005. The parliament meeting scheduled for Sunday could not take place as main opposition CPN (UML) did not allow house proceedings. His party can not make any compromises on these things, he added. The responsibility of conducting the second phase of local elections will rest on Mr Deuba.

Who is Sher Bahadur Deuba?

As per parliamentary mathematics Deuba is likely to be elected with two third majority.

Though Acharya belongs to Deuba's rival faction led by Ram Chandra Paudel, he has become's Deuba's pick as no any leader is competent enough, with an economist mind, to lead the ministry from his own camp. He won both the constituencies.

He will head a coalition government with the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center), whose leader, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, previously was prime minister.

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