GP Koirala is NC parliamentary party leader
The 81-year-old was named by the seven-party alliance to head the new government after King's proclamation in Nepal.india Updated: Apr 27, 2006 15:01 IST
Veteran leader GP Koirala was on Thursday elected as leader of the Nepalese Congress Parliamentary Party, a day before reinstatement of Parliament.
The 81-year-old was named by the seven-party alliance on Tuesday to head the new government after King Gyanendra's proclamation of reinstatement of Parliament, one of the major demands of pro-democracy activists.
Koirala has been unanimously elected NC Parliamentary Party's leader, said Nepali Congress office secretary Sobhakar Parajuli.
Nepali Congress Party now as 111 seats in the 205 member House of Representatives.
As per the Nepalese Constitution, Parliamentary Party leader of the majority party becomes the Prime Minister's candidate.
The Party will send the name of Koirala to the Royal Palace and it is likely that Koirala will be appointed Prime Minister on Thursday evening.