Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Chairperson (CPN-MC) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ (61) was elected as the 39th Prime Minister of Nepal
He was the sole claimant to the post of prime minister after then Prime Minister K P Oli had resigned in July 2016 following political turmoil. He secured 363 in favour and 210 against.
He will be second Prime Minister of Nepal under the newly adopted secular, republic and federal Constitution. This will be his second stint as the Prime Minister of Nepal after he had served earlier from 2008 to 2009.
Then Prime Minister K P Oli had tendered his resignation after two key ruling alliance partners -Madhesi People’s Rights Forum-Democratic (MPRFD) and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) had withdrawn support to the no-confidence motion tabled against him by the Nepali Congress and the CPN-Maoist Centre.
About Pushpa Kamal Dahal
- Born on 11 December 1954 in Dhikur Pokhari, Nepal. He is also known as Prachanda.
- He is chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre) [CPN (M-C)].
- He led a guerrilla war against the government and had launched a communist insurgency in 1996.
- He is also widely known by his nom de guerre “Prachanda”, a name he went by during his guerrilla days.