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Nepal Maoist chief Prachanda elected as Prime Minister

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 August 2016, 17:20 IST

Nepal Maoist chief Prachanda has been elected as Nepal's 24 Prime Minister on 3 August after embattled premier K P Oli resigned on 24 July.

Prachanda won with a hefty margin and secured 363 votes out of the 573 cast in the 595-member parliament, Reuters reported.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal also known as Prachanda will return back to power after a gap of seven years.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to congratulate him and assured him full support from India.

K P Oli had resigned on 24 July, triggering a fresh political turmoil in Nepal.

Oli tendered his resignation after two key ruling alliance partners - Madhesi People's Rights Forum and Democratic and Rastriya Prajatantra Party - decided to support the no-confidence motion tabled against him by the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN-Maoist Centre led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'.

First published: 3 August 2016, 17:20 IST
 
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