Printer Friendly
The Free Library
23,416,916 articles and books


Nepal ex-rebel PM to be sworn in

The leader of Nepal's Maoists is to be officially sworn in as prime minister of the world's newest republic Monday, officials said.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, was on Friday overwhelmingly voted in as Nepal's premier by lawmakers in the country's constitutional assembly.

"Prachanda will be sworn in later Monday, and we are very close to forming the coalition government," said Ishwor Pokharel, a leader from the Communist Party of Nepal The Communist Party of Nepal (Nepali: नेपाल कम्युनिष्ट पार्टी) was founded in Calcutta, India, on April 29, 1949.  (UML (Unified Modeling Language) An object-oriented analysis and design language from the Object Management Group (OMG). Many design methodologies for describing object-oriented systems were developed in the late 1980s. ), a Maoist government ally.

The Maoists allied with two of Nepal's four biggest parties -- the UML and the Madheshi Janaadhikar Forum -- to ensure they would get the votes needed to have Prachanda named as the country's most powerful politician.

The Maoists and their allies have yet to agree on the distribution of ministerial portfolios, but have agreed on an ambitious "common minimum programme," the UML leader said.

High on the new government's agenda will be swiftly tackling crippling crip·ple  
n.
1. A person or animal that is partially disabled or unable to use a limb or limbs: cannot race a horse that is a cripple.

2. A damaged or defective object or device.

tr.v.
 fuel and food shortages as well as "socio-economic transformation through land reform."

In addition, the Maoist-led government will be in charge of drafting a new constitution and establishing a ministerial body to address the fate of 19,000 Maoist guerrillas List of famous guerrillas, ordered by region: Afghanistan
  • Abdul Haq
  • Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
  • Ismail Khan
  • Muhammad Omer
  • Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida leader
  • Ahmed Shah Massoud
  • Jalaluddin Haqqani
Albania
  • Skanderbeg
 confined con·fine  
v. con·fined, con·fin·ing, con·fines

v.tr.
1. To keep within bounds; restrict: Please confine your remarks to the issues at hand. See Synonyms at limit.
 to camps as part of the 2006 peace deal.
Copyright 2008 AFP Global Edition
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright (c) Mochila, Inc.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Author:AFP
Publication:AFP Global Edition
Date:Aug 18, 2008
Words:203
Previous Article:Pakistan's Musharraf hits out at 'false allegations'
Next Article:Israel plays down concerns over Iran's satellite



Related Articles
Maoist leader Prachanda appears set to become Nepal's next PM
Maoist leader Prachanda set to become Nepal's next PM
Maoist leader Prachanda set to become Nepal's next PM
Maoist leader Prachanda set to become Nepal's next PM
Nepal braces for revolution with ex-warlord as PM
Nepal braces for revolution with ex-warlord as PM
Nepal braces for revolution with ex-warlord as PM

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters