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Nepal parliament elects Maoist as its prime minister

Nepal parliament elects Maoist as its prime minister

By Anil Giri Nepal’s Parliament on Sunday elected a senior Maoist leader Dr. Baburam Bhattarai as the new Prime Minister.  Bhattarai, 57, garnered 340 votes out of 575 in the parliamentary election. His rival Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party leader Ram Chandra Poudel received 235 votes. Bhattarai is the 35th Prime Minister of Nepal.  A senior leader […]