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Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi Sworn-In As the Prime Minister of Nepal

Mar 15, 2013 13:33 IST

Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi was sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Nepal on 14 March 2013. Khil Raj Regmi will be the head of interim government which will have its elections by 21 June 2013. He took over the office from Baburam Bhattarai.
 
Khil Raj Regmi, 63, took oath of the office and secrecy from the President Ram Baran Yadav. In the meanwhile, Madhav Ghimire was chosen as the Home Minister as well as the External Affairs Minister. Hari Prasad Neupane was chosen as the Law Minister as well as Labour Minister. Regmi will head the 11-member interim government.

It is for the first time in the political history of Nepal that any sitting Chief Justice was named as Head of the Government.

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