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Madhav Kumar Nepal

About Madhav Kumar Nepal

Madhav Kumar Nepal is the Prime Minister of Nepal. He took oath of office and secrecy on May 25, 2009. The oath is administered by President Dr Ram Baran Yadav at the Presidential residence in Shital Niwas.

Professional Biography

Political life and career

Madhav Kumar Nepal is a UML (Unified Marxist Leninist) nominee, was chosen 'unopposed' as the new Prime Minister of Nepal during a legislature-parliamentary session of the Constituent Assembly (CA) on Saturday.

Fifty six-year-old Madhav Kumar, an alumni of Bihar's Goenka College, received the support of around 360 legislators of 22 political parties, excluding 238 legislators from Maoists and two from the Communist Party of Nepal (United). He was the Deputy Prime Minister in the Nepalese government during the CPN (UML) minority government as well as the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly. He campaigned for the solution of Nepal Civil War through talks and did not believe that mobilization of the army was the solution. He was arrested in 2001 during a crackdown on anti-government protest.

Following the palace massacre he called for Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala to step down, though later joined forces with him to launch a campaign against King Gyanendra"s assumption of executive powers.

On April 12, 2008, Nepal resigned as General Secretary of the CPN (UML) after having lost the Kathmandu-2 seat to Maoist candidate Jhakku Prasad Subedi in the 2008 Constituent Assembly election. Nepal was also defeated in Rautahat-6 constituency by CPN(M) candidate Devendra Patel. In June 2008, the CPN (UML) proposed that M. K. Nepal become the country's first President, following the declaration of the country as a republic.

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Three Nepal parties to continue discussion to iron out differences
Leaders of Nepal's three major political parties - the UCPN-Maoist, the CPN (UML) and the Nepali Congress (NC) - on Sunday decided to meet again on March 8 to thrash out the differences seen in constitution drafting and peace process.

Factionalism complicates talks between Nepal Govt, armed outfits
The Nepal Government has initiated talks with underground-armed outfits having political demands but the dialogue process appears complicated with different factions claiming to be the authentic group.

Nepal says Maoists must expedite constitution writing process
Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Sunday said the Unified CPN (Maoist) should be pressurized to expedite the constitution writing process and take the peace process to its logical conclusion.

Jhalanath Khanal elected new Prime Minister of Nepal
Nepal's Parliament has elected CPN (UML) chairman Jhalanath Khanal as the 34th Prime Minister, ending the six-month long stalemate.

Netizens hail Nepalese man for slapping politician, call him 'a hero'
A Nepalese man who slapped a senior politician in anger at the lack of political progress in his country has been hailed as a hero on the Internet.

India committed to making a democratic, stable Nepal: Nirupama Rao
Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, who is presently on a three-day visit to Kathmandu, on Tuesday said that India is committed to working with them for a democratic and stable Nepal.

Nitish Kumar meets Nepal President
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called on Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav here on Thursday.

Nepal President meets SM Krishna
Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav, who is currently in India on a ten-day state visit, today met External Affairs Minister SM Krishna.

Indian Army Chief VK Singh to be honoured in Nepal
Indian Army Chief General VK Singh, who is in Kathmandu on a four-day official visit to Nepal, will be decorated with the honorary rank of General of the Nepal Army.

UN mission to leave Nepal on January 15
Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has said the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) will leave Nepal on January 15 as per the agreement.

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