Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal resigned from the post of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, and paved way for Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba to take over the post. This has been done in accordance to a pact that the two leaders had signed in July last year.
Deuba announced his resignation through a nationally televised address to the nation as the main opposition Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist continued obstructing the House. “I have decided to address the people as I was denied the Parliamentary forum,” he said.
Dahal said that his less-than-a-year in office has been successful, as the local bodies election’s first phase poll has been completed for the first time after a gap of 20 years, that firmly institutionalise a republic and secular system. He also said that special measures have been taken to empower women, marginalised and the oppressed.
The Maoist, Nepali Congress, Forum Loktantrik and other smaller parties are likely form a power coalition under Deuba as the new Prime Minister.