Thursday, October 30, 2014   

Sushil Koirala elected as new PM
(02-10 17:27)

Nepal's parliament elected Sushil Koirala as prime minister on Monday, raising hopes of ending a prolonged political crisis and finally restoring stability to the war-torn Himalayan nation.
Koirala, 75, the president of the country's largest and oldest party, won a majority of votes cast in the constituent assembly.
"Sushil Koirala has secured 405 of 553 votes cast at the election today. Therefore, Koirala has secured a majority of votes of the members of the parliament,'' said its speaker Surya Bahadur Thapa.
Koirala's election is expected to pave the way for the formation of a new coalition government, breaking months of deadlock following elections in November last year.
The vote came after his Nepali Congress party secured backing from the rival Unified Marxist-Leninist party for Monday's vote, after negotiations about a power-sharing agreement over the weekend. --AFP
   
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