- Title: Nepali Congress leader Deuba elected PM for fourth time
- Date: 7th June 2017
- Summary: KATHMANDU, NEPAL (JUNE 6, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** PRESIDENT OF NEPALI CONGRESS SHER BAHADUR DEUBA, THE LONE CANDIDATE COMING TO THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY CARETAKER PRIME MINISTER PRACHAND ENTERING THE ASSEMBLY HALL EXTERIOR OF THE ASSEMBLY HALL DEUBA COMING OUT OF HALL JOURNALISTS GATHERING CROWDS (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW PRIME MINISTER OF NEPAL SHER NAHADUR DEUBA, SAYING "I would like to see broader ties both with India and China." MOTORCADE LEAVING THE VENUE
- Embargoed: 21st June 2017 01:21
- Keywords: Prime Minister Deuba Congress Nepal
- Location: KATHMANDU, NEPAL
- City: KATHMANDU, NEPAL
- Country: Nepal
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016K56HQF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Sher Bahadur Deuba, the head of the centrist Nepali Congress party, won election as the Himalayan nation's new prime minister on Tuesday (June 6), days after his Maoist predecessor quit under a power sharing deal.
Deuba has previously served three times as prime minister, in 1995-1997, 2001-2002 and 2004-2005. Nepal's last monarch King Gyanendra called him incompetent and fired him in 2002 for failing to contain a Maoist insurgency and hold elections.
He was later reinstated only to be sacked again in 2005, triggering political unrest that toppled the 239-year-old monarchy three years later.
Parliament Speaker Onsari Gharti said the 70-year-old Deuba won 388 votes of the 558 cast in the 593-member parliament to head the country's 10th government in as many years.
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