May 4, 2009

Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda resigns

Per Thaindian News, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has resigned, just hours after sacking the nation's army chief Rookmangud Katawal. Prachanda was the nation's first Maoist PM and made the announcement on national television.

@bopsource was the first to report the news, and she followed up her initial tweet with more context from Nepal:

  1. Jenara
    bopsource (Kathmandu, Nepal) Breaking news: Nepal's Maoist Prime Minister Prachanda just announced resignation
  2. Jenara
    bopsource (Kathmandu, Nepal) #nepalcrisis Prachanda has resigned. Shouting in the streets

Other Twitterers in Nepal were quick to tweet about the news:

  1. Sarad Thapa
    saradthapa (Patan, Nepal) Nepal PM just quits the government. Prachanda is no more PM. New coalition government is forming up. hope for the best.
  2. Sudip Raj Neupane
    RajSudip (Nepal) PRACHANDA QUITS- ego Problem in Nepal's Politics
  3. Freddie Benjamin
    freddie_b (Kathmandu, Nepal) Damn right! that was ego. RT @RajSudip: PRACHANDA QUITS- ego Problem in Nepal's Politics #nepalcrisis
  4. Nepal sites
    nepalsites (Kathmandu, Nepal) Prachanda steps down as prime minister of Nepal. ok. who's next on the hot seat?

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