Nepal ex-rebel PM to be sworn in
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
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
v. con·fined, con·fin·ing, con·fines
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.