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Nepal PM Prachanda resigns after 9 months, honours power-sharing pact

Deal with alliance partner Nepal Congress was to run govt in rotation until next polls in Feb 2018

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Wednesday resigned after a brief stint of nine months, honouring a power sharing understanding reached between his party and the ruling partner Nepali Congress. Prachanda, 62, announced his resignation while addressing the nation in a live telecast. It was his second stint as the Prime Minister. He was elected as the 39th prime minister of Nepal after forging alliance with the Nepali Congress on August 3, 2016. Prachanda, the Chairman of CPN (Maoist Centre), had reached an understanding with Nepali Congress President ...

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First Published: Wed, May 24 2017. 17:05 IST
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