Nepali Congress

  • Nepal: Prachanda suffers massive defeat in polls November 21, 2013

    Kathmandu: Nepal's Unified CPN-Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, better known as Prachanda, on Thursday suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Nepali Congress candidate Rajan KC in the Constituent Assembly elections. Rajan received 20,392 votes and restricted Prachanda to 12,852 in his Kathmandu Constituency 10. Third candidate CPN-UML's Surendra Manandhar...
  • Nepal Maoists demand suspension of vote counting November 21, 2013

    Kathmandu: Nepal's Unified CPN-Maoist on Thursday demanded a suspension of the vote counting, alleging conspiracy after initial results showed the party trailing at third position in the Constituent Assembly elections. "Due to the conspiracy and unusual activities during the constituent assembly elections, counting did not go ahead as per people's expectations...
  • Nepali Congress takes early lead in vote count November 21, 2013

    Kathmandu: The Nepali Congress led by Sushil Koirala on Wednesday established an early lead in initial trends in counting of votes to choose a 601-member Assembly that will draft a new constitution to end years of political uncertainty in Nepal. The party was leading in 58 constituencies while its rival...
  • Nepal Parliament fails to end standoff over PM November 1, 2010

    Kathmandu: Nepalese lawmakers failed to end the uncertainty over the election of a new prime minister on Monday as Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudyal, the sole candidate for the top post, failed to get anywhere near a majority in the unprecedented 15th run-off poll. Poudyal, 65, who is adamant over...
  • Maoist candidate likely to win in Nepal polls July 18, 2008

    Kathmandu: It is almost certain that the first president of Nepal will be a person of Indian origin as all three mainstream parties on Thursday decided to field candidates from the Madhesi community for the coveted post in the July 19 poll. CPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML decided to field Madhesi...
  • India prefers Nepali Congress over Maoists March 27, 2008

    New Delhi: India is backing the Nepali Congress over Maoists to take over power in the Himalayan nation. Ahead of the Constituent Assembly elections in Nepal, India has for the first time openly declared its preference for the Nepali Congress. National Security Advisor MK Narayanan said India's confidence in the Maoists is...