Asia: South & Central Nepal's new prime minister raises hopes of democratic momentum

The election of Sushil Koirala brings together Nepal's two largest parties and raises expectations that a lengthy peace process with Maoist rebels could be capped with a new constitution.

By , Correspondent

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Nepal elected Sushil Koirala the new prime minister by an overwhelming majority on Monday in a vote that has raised hopes for stability and progress toward a democratic constitution.