Pushpa Kamal Dahal ordained as New PM of Nepal

Published on December 27, 2022
Current Context: President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari named 68-year-old Pushpa Kamal Dahal, leader of the Communist Party of Nepal, as the country's new prime minister on December 25, 2022. For the third time, he took the oath of office as Nepal's prime minister, succeeding Sher Bahadur Deuba of the Nepali Congress party.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal ordained as New PM of Nepal
  • He previously served as prime minister from 2008 to 2009, and again from 2016 to 2017.
  • As a result of the failure of the Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) to negotiate a power-sharing deal in November 2022, Nepal's government coalition collapsed, the result of which was the formation of a new coalition where Pushpa Kamal Dahal was appointed as the country's next prime minister with the backing of 169 members of the parliament.
  • Pushpa Kamal Dahal was born on December 11, 1954. He began his political career with the Pushpal Group in 1972. He was Nepal's first prime minister and led the Maoist insurgency that overthrew the monarchy and founded a democratic republic there (2008–09). He is also known as ‘Prachanda’
  • About Nepal: 
    • President– Bidhya Devi Bhandari
    • Capital– Kathmandu


Q.1 Who is appointed as the new PM of Nepal?
a. Upendra Yadav
b. Bidhya Devi Bhandari
c. Sher Bahadur Deuba
d. Pushpa Kamal Dahal

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