Friday, August 15, 2008

Chairman Prachanda wins election to become Prime Minister of Nepalese Republic

Lawmakers from 20 of the 25 parties represented in the assembly voted overwhelmingly in favour of Maoist chairman Prachanda by signing their names in his support.

Prachanda– supported by 20 parties in the constituent assembly – managed to bag 464 votes in his favour when the proposal to elect him as PM was put before Constituent Assembly (CA) members.

On the other hand, 113 CA members – the Nepali Congress members voted against.

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