Oli elected 38th Prime Minister of Nepal (Update)CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma has been elected the 38th Prime Minister of Nepal.
CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma has been elected the 38th Prime Minister of Nepal. He secured 338 votes during the election held at the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday, while his rival candidate Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala secured 249 votes.
A total of 587 lawmakers cast their votes.
Oli is the first prime minister after the adoption of new constitution through Constituent Assembly.
Born on February 22, 1952, in Terhathum district, Oli was elected to the Constituent Assembly in the second CA election from Jhapa district constituency.
Oli became CPN-UML's Parliamentary Party in the 2nd Constituent Assembly on February 4, 2014, defeating former party Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal.
Oli, who had served as Home Minister in 1994/95 after the restoration of democracy in 1990, became the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs during the interim government in 2006.
Influenced by communist ideology of Marxism-Leninism, Oli joined political activities in 1966 and became a member of Communist Party of Nepal in February, 1970. He became involved in underground politics against autocratic party-less Panchayat System in 1970. He was arrested in 1973 and imprisoned for 14 years. He was released in 1987.