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Sushil Koirala elected as the next Prime Minister of Nepal

Feb 10, 2014 14:14 IST

The Parliament of Nepal elected Sushil Koirala as next Prime Minister of Nepal on 10 February 2014. Sushil Koirala is a veteran Nepali Congress (NC) leader.

The general election of Nepal was held on 19 November 2013. In the Constituent Assembly of 601-member the NC has 194 seats, while the CPN-UML has 173 seats.

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After the results, CPN-UML had pressed for new elections for president and vice president. Both the parties had reached a consensus and CPN-UML standing committee decided to give support to Nepali Congress (NC).

They also agreed to draft the Constitution according to the 12-point agreement that was reached in New Delhi in 2005, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the Interim Constitution and the mandate expressed by the people in the November election.

Under the six-point agreement, the two parties have agreed to promulgate the new constitution within a year and to hold elections for the posts of president, vice president and chairman of the Constituent Assembly. Sushil Koirala will take over the charge from Khil Raj Regmi, who was working as acting Prime Minister of Nepal from 14 March 2013.

After the dissolution of the Nepalese Constituent Assembly in March 2012 there was a political deadlock in Nepal. The 36th Prime Minister of Nepal, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai was then replaced by Khil Raj Regmi.

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