For the Record: Sushil Koirala Elected the Prime Minister of Nepal

By The Kathmandu Post Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, who has never held a public office, was elected prime minister on Monday (10 Feb) , garnering more than a two-thirds majority in parliament. A seven-point deal signed between Nepali Congress and CPN-UML, the two largest parties in Constituent Assembly, on Sunday paved the way forContinue reading “For the Record: Sushil Koirala Elected the Prime Minister of Nepal”

To Hold Democratic Elections, Supreme Court Chief Justice Becomes Prime Minister in Nepal

WHAT- Nepal got a new Prime Minister today. President Ram Baran Yadav appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi as the Chairman of the Interim Electoral Council of Ministers (basically the Prime Minister) of Nepal. Dr. Yadav also administered the oath of office and secrecy to Regmi this morning. Regmi became the PM because Nepal’s top political parties, at warContinue reading “To Hold Democratic Elections, Supreme Court Chief Justice Becomes Prime Minister in Nepal”

American Diplomatic Cable: A Turgid Maoist Letter to Americans That Baburam Bhattarai May Have Written

2002-05-07 13:14 UNCLAS KATHMANDU 000893 SIPDIS STATE FOR SA/INS E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PTER PGOV OVIP PREL NP SUBJECT: MAOISTS SEND LETTER TO AMERICANS ON PM’S VISIT ¶1. Local media outlets received by e-mail the afternoon of May 7 a letter from the International Department of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) addressed “To OurContinue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: A Turgid Maoist Letter to Americans That Baburam Bhattarai May Have Written”

American Diplomatic Cable: Girija Prasad Koirala and American Ambassador Moriarty

2006-05-09 C O N F I D E N T I A L KATHMANDU 001195 SIPDIS NOFORN SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/10/2016 TAGS: PGOV PTER PREL MASS PINR IN NP SUBJECT: PRIME MINISTER KOIRALA ON THE WAY AHEAD REF: A. KATHMANDU 1191 ¶B. NEW DELHI 3048 Classified By: Ambassador James F. Moriarty, Reasons, 1.4 (b/d).Continue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: Girija Prasad Koirala and American Ambassador Moriarty”

Equation of Pushpa Kamal Dahal & Baburam Bhattarai is the Most Important Equation

An analysis by Akhilesh Upadhyay in The Kathmandu Post Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal invited a select group of editors to his Nayabazaar residence last Wednesday. Expectations ran high, even though Dahal’s office had pitched the meeting as “a regular exchange on current affairs.” The Maoist party, as it turned out, came up with aContinue reading “Equation of Pushpa Kamal Dahal & Baburam Bhattarai is the Most Important Equation”

Everything You Wanted to Know about Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai (and his Mustang Car)

The impression: Nepali people have rarely been so optimistic about the Prime Minister as they are with Baburam Bhattarai and it’s a rare sight when Nepalis across the political spectrum (especially those who are considered general population- students, youths, activists) express satisfaction, relief, even happiness, over the election of a person to the post ofContinue reading “Everything You Wanted to Know about Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai (and his Mustang Car)”

Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal Tenders Resignation

Update on 28 Aug: Just to let you all know that the election for the new prime minister is underway in the Constituent Assembly as we type this update: By Ritu Raj Subedi/Ram Prasad Dahal PM quits after failing to make ‘breakthrough’ in his six and half months tenure. Kathmandu: Prime Minister Jhala Nath KhanalContinue reading “Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal Tenders Resignation”