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From Rebel To a Prime Minister For The Third time Running

  After last month's election resulted in a hung parliament, a former Maoist leader who oversaw a decade-long uprising against Nepal's monarchy was chosen as prime minister for the third time in coalition with the main opposition. The opposition communist Unified Marxist-Leninist (UML) party and other relatively small organisations will support Pushpa Kamal Dahal in leading the new government for the first two years of the five-year term, according to party officials on Sunday. Pushpa Kamal Dahal continues to go by his pen name Prachanda, which means "terrible" or "fierce." President Bidhya Devi Bhandari's adviser Tika Dhakal informed the news agency Reuters that "he has been appointed and commands the support of a vast majority of parliament." Prachanda will take the oath of office on Monday and, later this week, demonstrate his majority in the 275-member house. Seven parties have formally endorsed him.