Maoist chief withdraws from Nepal PM poll

By Sudeshna Sarkar, IANS
Thursday, February 3, 2011

KATHMANDU - In a surprise move, Nepal’s Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda withdrew from the prime ministerial poll Thursday, after striking a last-minute poll alliance with the ruling communists.

Prachanda’s withdrawal paves the way for communist candidate Jhalanath Khanal to become the new prime minister after 16 rounds of fruitless voting.

(Sudeshna Sarkar can be contacted at [email protected])

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