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Nepal Picks Maoist as PM, Amid Revolving-door Politics

Nepal's parliament on Wednesday elected Prachanda, who led a decade-long insurgency that topped a feudal monarchy, as the Himalayan nation's new prime minister, a week after K.P. Oli stepped down to avoid a no-confidence motion. Nepal has long been mired in political instability and Prachanda, 61, becomes its 24th prime minister since protests led to the establishment of a multi-party democracy in 1990. He has served once before, after winning power...

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