January 18, 2022, Tuesday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

Oli re-elected chairman of CPN-UML

The Nepal Weekly
December 7, 2021

Former Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli has been elected as the chairman of the main opposition party for a second time at the party’s 10th General Convention held in Chitwan.  Seventy year old Oli secured 1,840 votes against his nearest rival Bhim Rawal, who got 223 votes, registering a landslide victory in the party’s general convention, according to party sources. Elections were held for a few posts of office – bearers of the party despite Oli’s attempt to forge consensus in all the positions at the end of the three day general convention on Sunday. Out of a total of 2,153 representatives who took part in the general convention, 2,096 representatives cast their votes in the election. This was the first general convention of the party held after a vertical split in the party some four months ago. Senior leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal had splitting the party formed CPN-Unified Socialist with the support of 20 percent of the Members of the Parliament belonging to UML that has caused a big damage to Oli.