Kathmandu, The 10th general convention of the CPN-UML, the biggest political party of the country, has reelected KP Sharma Oli as its chairman for the next four years.
During the election held on Tuesday, Oli defeated his sole opponent, Bhim Rawal. A member of the election committee says Oli received 1,808 votes against Rawal’s 213.
The election result, however, was almost certain as Oli has emerged as a towering figure in the party whereas Rawal has lost his power with the party split as most of the leaders close to him defected to the newly established CPN-Unified Socialist. Rawal himself was a close confidant of Madhav Kumar Nepal, the chairman of the new party, before the split.
The general convention that began on Friday was expected to conclude on Sunday. However, it had got delayed thanks to Oli’s bid to get himself elected unopposed.
The convention is ending today with the oath-taking and the first meeting of the newly elected central committee.