Sushil Koirala: The new Prime Minister of Nepal

Sushil Koirala, President of Nepali Congress, the largest and an oldest political party become the 37th Prime Minister of Nepal. He is elected as the Prime Minister of Nepal by the parliament on 10th February 2014.

Nearly three months after the second Constituent Assembly Election, 74, Sushil Koirala has been elected for the Prime Minister. The Communist Party of Nepal (UML) the second largest party, agreed to support Sushil Koirala, he secured 405 of 553 vote cast. He was only the candidate for the Prime Minister held at the Legislature-Parliament on Monday.

After Election none of the party secures the majority of votes. So the new coalition government under Koirala will be formed which will replace the bureaucratic government led by Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi that was formed in March last year to hold the second Constituent Assembly Election.
Koirala entered politics in 1954 inspired by the social-democratic ideals of the Nepali Congress. He was in political exile in India for 16 years following the royal takeover of 1960.He is unmarried and known to live a simple life.

Info: Sajhilo Nepali Magazine

Zeal Sharma

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