Deuba elected Nepali Congress parliamentary party leaderDeuba secured 64 votes to claim the post while his competitor general secretary Gagan Thapa garnered 25 votes.
Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected the parliamentary party leader of the party.
In an election held on Wednesday to elect the parliamentary party leader, Deuba secured 64 votes to claim the victory.
Party general secretary Gagan Thapa who had staked claim at the post was able to garner 25 votes.
The party’s 89 newly-elected lawmakers voted in the election for parliamentary party leader.
With the win, Deuba will be the party’s candidate for the post of prime minister in the new government.