Nepal's parliament elects Communist party leader new PM

October 11, 2015 10:48 AM

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FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, center right, Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist leader Khadga Prasad Oli, center, and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, center left, shake hands after the final constitution process at Constitution Assembly hall in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal’s 598 members of parliament will select the nation's new prime minister on Sunday, Oct. 11, choosing between Koirala and Oli. Koirala became prime minister in 2014, but the constitution that was adopted last month required him to step down. He is, however, eligible to become prime minister again.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 file photo, Nepalese men, mostly from the ethnic Madhesi community, protest against the country's new constitution outside the Nepalese embassy in New Delhi, India. Nepal’s 598 members of parliament will select the nation's new prime minister on Sunday, Oct. 11...

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