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Pushpa Kamal Dahal, first Prime Minister of Republic of Nepal

Pushpa Kamal DahalMaoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ was elected the first Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal by the Constituent Assembly (CA) on Friday with a landslide votes.

Following the election at the CA in New Baneshwor, CA Chairman Subash Chandra Nemwang announced Dahal’s victory after the proposal for his election as Prime Minister was supported by 464 CA members. While Dahal’s rival and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, a Nepali Congress candidate, who had became the Prime Minister three times earlier, garnered only 113 votes in his favor.

Before even the votes were cast, all factors had already indicated that Maoist Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, whose party emerged as the single largest party in the Constituent Assembly (CA) after the April 10 elections, would win the race and become the new Prime Minister.

Following the election, Nemwang said that the CA session will now remain suspended till another decision.

Related news in international media:

  • BBC, August 15, 2008
  • Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), August 15, 2008
  • Xinhuanet, August 15, 2008

5 thoughts on “Pushpa Kamal Dahal, first Prime Minister of Republic of Nepal

  1. Now that we have a very new prime minister, we all can hope for the best in the days to come. Let’s all see what the new prime minister has got for us in the store. Or most probably the new prime minister could also be another jogi, kaan chireko…

  2. thank you for the comment on my blog…
    i’m glad to be here and with your initiative…
    i am really hopeful about e-Nepal…
    let’s keep working, our individual efforts do matter…
    good luck

  3. yeah, finally he has become pm……….
    lets see when we get gas and petrol…….. this time I’m only wishing petroleum……. if this problem is solved by him, then I’ll be proud of our pm….. otherwise, “jun jogi aayepani kanai chirieka”

  4. I don’t see any future in Nepal. No one is doing nothing. All are just showing hope to Nepalese people and we are are just living in the hope.

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