Deuba elected Nepal PM for fourth time

PV International Desk : Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba was on Tuesday elected the new Prime Minister of Nepal — 12 years after he was removed from the post by the then King Gyanendra Shah.

Deuba, 71, received wide political support, apart from the main opposition, Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist, during voting.

His victory was certain after none of the political parties fielded a candidate against him.

On May 24, the then Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ had announced his resignation, in keeping with his agreement with the Nepali Congress, which had propped up his coalition government since last August.

Deuba served as the prime minister from 1995 to 1997, from 2001 to 2002, and from 2004 to 2005, according to the PTI.

Deuba was sacked by the then King Gyanendra Shah in 2005 over failure to hold elections and bring Maoist rebels to a round table negotiation.