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KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Nepali Congress (NC) lawmakers on Sunday elected its President Sushil Koirala as its Parliamentary Party (PP) leader.

Koirala secured a total of 105 votes out of 194 while his rival senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba got 89 votes.

With the victory as PP leader, Koirala is likely to be the next prime minister of the country.  As NC emerged as the largest party in the Constituent Assembly (CA) election, the party is very likely to lead the new government. As per the NC’s statute, the PP leader will be the prime ministerial candidate.



NC leader Sher bahadur Deuba and President Sushil Koirala. File Photo:Republica

Talking to the media after the announcement of  result, Koirala said, “This is not only  my victory alone but also the victory of the party, all its members and the democracy.”

On the occasion, Koirala pledged to move ahead in the party with unity and teamwork in the future. “We will move ahead through teamwork, co-operation and consensus in the party which would strengthen the party unity,” Koirala added.

The electric voting machine was used for voting. The voting process was briefly interrupted due to technical glitch.

Koirala and Deuba competed for the post of PP leader after the Day-long efforts to choose a consensus candidate for the post didn´t yield any result until late evening on Saturday.

The talks couldn´t reach any conclusion as Deuba faction demanded that he be offered the post of acting party chief as long as party president Koirala remains in the prime minister´s office.

NC President Sushil Koirala and senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba had filed their candidacies for the post of PP leader, on Saturday.

 
    Published on 2014-01-26 12:57:59
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Here we go again: the same old Koiralas who brought the country to this stage back again as the leader of the Kangreesis who seems to never get enough of this family rule. Did we kick the Shah dynasty out to get the Koirala dynasty? Shame on the Kangreesis! [more]
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