Nepal PM Prachanda resigns, Sher Bahadur Deuba likely to succeed

Maoist Prime Minister of Nepal resigned Wednesday as part of a planned transfer to a former political foe will be the tenth leader of the impoverished nation since the end of the civil war in 2006.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who led the Maoist insurgency a decade before entering politics, must be replaced by three-time former prime minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, who heads the largest party in the current governing coalition.

“I declare today my resignation as prime minister, at this time, with the commitment to remain active in raising the country and the people as a politician, parliamentary and citizen,” he said in Dahal Whether in a televised speech cataloged the achievements of His government.

Dahal, who continues his war name Prachanda, or “fierce”, vowed to resign following the holding of local elections as part of the agreement that brought him to power last August.

Local elections were held in three of the country’s seven provinces, there are 10 days.

The appointment of Deuba must be confirmed in a parliamentary vote in the next 10 days.

Dahal, 62, came to power after withdrawing government support at the time and realigning his Maoist party in Nepal with the center-right Deuba Congress.

It was an uncomfortable alliance – at the height of the civil war, Deuba, then the Prime Minister announced a donation of five million rupees ($ 50,000) for the capture of Dahal, alive or dead.

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