Nepali politics is a never-ending battle between different ideologies and interests some for instance may be in favor of enabling technological innovations in their country, some may not and so forth. With the country changing day-by-day, it can be hard to keep up with all of the recent events. But with all said, life goes on for Nepali politicians and here’s a list of those who made it big, for better or worse.
Matrika Prasad Koirala
Matrika Prasad Koirala is a Nepali politician and the current Speaker of the Nepalese Parliament. He served as Prime Minister of Nepal from February 3, 2008 to September 12, 2008. He was elected as an MP representing Gandaki Province in the Constituent Assembly election in 2008. Koirala’s brother Pushpa Kamal Dahal is the President of Nepal.
Pradeep Gyawali is one of the most influential Nepalese politicians today. He is the current Prime Minister and head of the Nepal Communist Party. In addition, he also served as a spokesperson for both Maoist leader Prachanda and former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai.
Gyawali’s political career has been marred by controversy. In 2003, he was involved in a car accident that killed 13 people, which resulted in him being arrested on charges of negligence and causing death by driving recklessly. From there, his political career continued to be fraught with problems such as creating false records during campaign times and mismanaging government funds.
Despite these setbacks, Gyawali remains one of the most powerful Nepalese politicians today with several key positions under his belt including Chairman of the ruling party.
Khadga Prasad Oli
Khadga Prasad Oli is one of the most influential politicians in Nepal, and this year he made some major changes that have taken him from a close ally of former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to a close friend of President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
Prior to becoming prime minister, Oli had a history with the Maoists. Now, his friendship with Bhandari has caused many to question whether he would be able to keep his promises of peace and prosperity for the country. However, it seems likely that after making some key cabinet changes, Oli may be able to maintain stability for Nepalese politics.