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Prachanda

(prăchän`də) [the fierce one], nom de guerre of

Pushpa Kamal Dahal

(po͞osh`pä kəmäl` dəhäl), 1954–, Nepalese military and political leader, prime minister of Nepal (2008–9, 2016–17). Born into a Brahmin family, he earned a degree in agriculture and taught agricultural science. Politically a Communist, he became a member of the militant Maoist Communist party, rose rapidly in it, and soon was living underground. By the 1990s he had become chief military strategist and supreme commander of Nepal's Maoist rebels, and beginning in the mid-1990s he led a guerrilla insurgency. After a decade of bloody warfare and protracted negotiations, the rebels joined the government in 2006. In Apr., 2008, the Maoists won more than a third of the constituent assembly seats, and in Aug., 2008, Prachanda became prime minister. He resigned the following May when the president reversed his firing of the head of the army. In 2016–17 he again served as prime minister, this time under a power-sharing agreement between the Congress party and the Maoists.
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KATHMANDU -- Nepal's former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi here on Tuesday and discussed issues of bilateral interests.
Nepal's former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda also called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi here on Tuesday and discussed issues of bilateral interests.
Former prime minister Khanal has exerted pressure on the leadership for the post of president while Pushpa Kamal Dahal had given word to Serchan that he would be made the vice president.
KATHMANDU:Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday met with former Nepalese premier Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda and the two leaders expressed their satisfaction over the friendly and cordial relations between the two countries and agreed to further strengthen bilateral cooperation.
The two parties agreed that KP Sharma Oli, the chairman of the UML, who became prime minister last week, will lead the government for two and half years, while former rebel leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal will succeed him in the remaining term.
Sharma Oli, Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) (CPN-UML) and Nepal's Prime Minister-elect, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, the political leadership of Rashtriya Janta Party Nepal and other leaders and congratulated them on their recent electoral victories.
KATHMANDU The only son of Nepal's former Prime Minister and Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal died Sunday of heart failure.
Earlier in the day, CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal proposed Deuba for the post of prime minister while Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel and leaders from other four political parties backed it.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) became prime minister in August 2016 with the support of Nepali Congress, the country's largest party.
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