Nepal: Left’s land slide victory, K P Oli set to become Prime Minister

The left alliance of the Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist Leninist) and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists Centre) are heading towards the landslide victory in the parliamentary elections held in Nepal.

Of the 165 Parliament seats directly election, CPM-UML led by K P Oli has won 51 seats and leading in 30 others. The Maoists Centre led by Prachanda has won 22 seats and leading in 12 seats. The pro-Indian Nepali Congress has won 10 seats and is leading in 12 seats. Others have won 9 seats and leading in 17 seats.

Of the 330 provincial assembly seats under the direct election system, the CPN-UML has won the election in 84 provincial constituencies so far and is leading in 67 provincial constituencies. The CPN (Maoist Centre) has emerged victorious in 39 provincial constituencies and is leading in 29 constituencies. The Nepali Congress has won 18 provincial constituencies and is leading in 25 constituencies.

CPN-UML Chief K P Oli is all set to become Prime Minister. Known for his anti-India tirade, the landslide victory is being seen as a major set back for India.

Both K P Oli and Prachandra snubbed India by visiting China first after taking over as Nepal’s Prime Ministers.

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