Madhav Nepal, the Moderate Communist Leader, is the Prime Minister of Nepal

“I announce that Madhav Kumar Nepal has been elected unopposed in the position of Prime Minister as per the Constituent Assembly’s Legislature-Parliament Business Advisory Regulations 2065.” With that declaration from Subash Nemwang, the chair of the CA, today evening the moderate Marxist and Leninist leader became the third communist prime minister in Nepal. MK NepalContinue reading “Madhav Nepal, the Moderate Communist Leader, is the Prime Minister of Nepal”

Nepal Army Chief Sacked

>>>President Intervenes>>>But the President who is the supreme commander of the army, tells ‘sacked’ General Katwal, to continue with the job in a late night letter. President said he received letters from 18 political parties in the Constituent Assembly in which they said they were against the government’s decision to sack the General. President alsoContinue reading “Nepal Army Chief Sacked”

Problem of Seniority in the Cabinet (and List of New Ministers)

…that led the UML to stay away from the oath taking ceremony. Only eight ministers were sworn-in yesterday as UML said they won’t join govt without 2nd ranking in the cabinet The UML proposed that its senior leader Bam Dev Gautam be ranked in the second position after PM Dahal while the Maoists presented theirContinue reading “Problem of Seniority in the Cabinet (and List of New Ministers)”

Nepal’s Presidential Election: Victory of Anti-Maoist Forces

By Bishnu Pathak The 100-day marathon of uncertainty after the April 10 Constituent Assembly (CA) election finally ended on July 21, 2008 when Dr. Ram Baran Yadav of the NC-UML-MJF alliance won the run-off with 306 (52%) out of the 590 ballots cast. The Maoists candidate Ram Raja Prasad Singh was defeated with 282 (48%)Continue reading “Nepal’s Presidential Election: Victory of Anti-Maoist Forces”

Ram Baran Yadav is the First President of Republic Nepal

Dr Ram Baran Yadav, Nepali Congress General Secretary, has been elected the first President of the republic of Nepal in the presidential run-off held today in the Constituent Assembly. Yadav, backed by a coalition of NC, UML, MPRF and other fringe parties the CA, got 308 votes-almost a dozen more than needed for the simpleContinue reading “Ram Baran Yadav is the First President of Republic Nepal”

Nepal Fails to Elect First President But There is a Veep

Both candidates-Dr. Ram Baran Yadad and Ram Raja Prasd Singh- failed to get enough votes (simple majority) for today’s presidential polls while Paramanda Jha, a candidate filed by Madhesi Janadhikar Forum, fourth largest party in the CA, got elected as the Vice President. Yadav got 294- four votes short of the simple majority while SinghContinue reading “Nepal Fails to Elect First President But There is a Veep”