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Dahal re-elected party chair

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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The national convention of  UCPN (Maoist)  in Biratnagar re-elected Pushpa Kamal Dahal as the party chairperson, while senior leader Baburam Bhattarai has walked out of the convention midway citing differences with Dahal on Tuesday.

The closed session of the key opposition party’s national convention first approved Daha to form a 99-member central committee. The new central committee then endorsed Dahal as the party chairperson.

Dahal’s name was proposed by Narayan Kaji Shrestha and supported by Posta Bahadur Bogati. It will be Dahal’s 23rd consecutive year as the party chair.

Senior leader of UCPN (Maoist) Baburam BhattaraiThe central committee will hold its next meeting on 15 May to elect other central committee officials. Apart from the current 99 members, the central committee is expected to name 61 more leaders as the nominated central committee members.

Meanwhile, Bhattarai has left the closed session in the midway, as he refused to remain even in the UCPN (M)’s newly formed central committee. 16 leaders, who supported Bhattarai, also walked out of the closed session that resumed today after on-and-

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