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KP Sharma Oli elected as new Prime Minister of Nepal

Prime Minister candidate and Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML) Khadga Prashad Sharma Oli, also known as KP Oli, returns after addressing the parliament during the prime ministerial election at the parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar - RTS3XLX
Prime Minister candidate and Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML) Khadga Prashad Sharma Oli, also known as KP Oli, returns after addressing the parliament during the prime ministerial election at the parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal, October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar - RTS3XLX

Kathmandu, Oct 11 : Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.

Oli secured 338 votes out of 598. Earlier reports suggested that Oli was heading towards absolute majority.

Madhesi Jan Adhikar Forum Loktantrik party with its 12 Members of Parliament has extended support to Oli.

According to The Himalayan Times, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala had asked lawmakers supporting Oli to sign on the list on left side of the dais and those supporting Oli to sign on the list on right side of the dais. (ANI)