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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2610

New Prime Minister sworn in, three-member cabinet formed in Nepal

Kosh Raj Koirala – Asian Tribune Correspondent in Nepal

Kathmandu, 26 May, ( The newly elected Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal was sworn in Monday

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav administered him the oath of office and secrecy amidst a special function organized at Presidential Palace in Shitalniwas.

Top leaders of all political parties, government officers, diplomats and security officials, among others, were present during the sworn in ceremony.

Nepal, who is a senior leader of Community Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), was elected unopposed on Saturday. He was backed by 22 of the total 24 parties in Nepal’s parliament.

Nepal is the second prime minister of Republic of Nepal. He also takes pride to become the third communist prime minister in the country.

Nepal also took charge of his office after the sworn in ceremony.

Talking to media persons, Nepal said he will work towards taking the ongoing peace process to a logical end and drafting new constitution of the country. He asked all political parties to extend cooperation to help resolve the problems faced by the country and bring in sustainable peace in the country.

Meanwhile, the prime minister formed a three-member cabinet, inducting his party leaders Bidhya Bhandari and Surendra Pandey as defence and finance ministers respectively. After being sworn in by the President, the Prime Minister administered oath to the two ministers.

The expansion of the cabinet is expected to be completed by next week as coalition partners are still busy in negotiation about the ministries they want to take up.

The prime minister is set to give speech to nation through radio and television on Tuesday afternoon.

- Asian Tribune –

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