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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. In 2018 the Maoists merged with the Communist party of Nepal–Unified Marxist-Leninist to form the Nepal Communist party, with Prachanda and K. P. Sharma OliOli, K. P. Sharma
(Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli), 1952–, Nepalese political leader. Opposed to the antidemocratic Nepalese monarchy, he joined the Nepal Communist party (1970), was arrested on charges of participating in an armed uprising, and was imprisoned for much of the
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