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Mahara elected Nepal parliament's Speaker

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

was today elected as the of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the bicameral federal parliament of

Mahara was elected unopposed as he was the only candidate to file nomination for the post.

The official announcement of the election will be made tomorrow at a meeting of the

Mahara's candidacy was supported by CPN-UML lawmaker and seconded by CPN (MC)

The main Opposition did not field any candidate on behalf of the party to compete with Mahara.

The NC said it decided not to file the candidacy as it strongly believed that the of the should be elected unanimously.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 19:15 IST