Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal is the new Prime Minister of Nepal. At least he is for the next 9 months until the Nepali Congress, with whom the Maoists are in coalition with, will install their own leader as Prime Minister.
Nine months seems to be the accepted period for Prime Ministers to be in power, if the recent past is anything to go by.
Being a foreigner, I will leave commentary to the Nepalis themselves. As Prachant Jha of the New York Times has put it “there is little excitement and loads of skepticism” at his appointment.
You can make up your own mind with this selection of articles