Nepal’s Maoist prime minister resigns

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Maoist prime minister resigned Wednesday as part of a planned handover to a former political foe who will be the impoverished nation’s tenth leader since the end of the civil war in 2006.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a former guerrilla chief who led the decade-long Maoist insurgency before entering politics, is stepping aside after less than 10 months in office.

He is expected to be succeeded by three-time former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who heads the largest party in the current coalition government.
“I announce my resignation from the post of prime minister today, right now, with a pledge to continue being active for the upliftment of the country and the people as a politician, parliamentarian and a citizen,” Dahal said in a televised speech in which he catalogued his government’s achievements.

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