A new Prime Minister for Nepal

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.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Leader of the Maoist Centre Party, at his appointment as Prime Minister last week. Photo Credit My Republica

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Leader of the Maoist Centre Party, at his appointment as Prime Minister last week. Photo Credit My Republica

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

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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