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KP Sharma Oli appointed Nepal's new prime minister

KP Sharma Oli appointed Nepal's new prime minister
From Al Jazeera - February 15, 2018

Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli from the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) has been sworn in asthe 41st prime minister of Nepal, formally concluding the long-delayed democratic transition.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office at Sheetal Niwas at 4:30pm on Thursday in the capital, Kathmandu, hoursafter she appointed Oli to the post.

KP Oli, as he is popularly known, succeeds the Nepali Congress Party's Sher Bahadur Deuba, who resigned nearly two months after an alliance of communist partiesswept the parliamentary and provincial elections.

A surprise alliance of Maoist former fighters and the CPN (UML) registered a surprise victory in December.

This will be Oli's second stint as prime minister. He previously held the top executive post from October 2015 to August 2016.

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