Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)

Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)

Brief Introduction:

The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) or UCPN(M), is a Nepalese political party. It was founded in 1994 and is currently led by Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal (more commonly known as Prachanda).

Following massive popular demonstrations and a prolonged civil war against the monarchy, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) became the ruling party during the Nepalese Constituent Assembly election, 2008. The CPN(M) led a coalition government until May 4, 2009 when Prachanda resigned over a conflict with the Nepalese President, Ram Baran Yadav, regarding Prachanda's decision to sack the head of the Nepalese Army, Rookmangud Katawal.

The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) was previously known as the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). It formally unified with the Communist Party of Nepal (Unity Centre-Masal) in January 2009, resulting in its full, current name.

Result in CA Election 2008

Position : 1st

Total Seats: 229

First Past the Post (FPTP) – 120

Proportional Representation – 100

Nomination – 9

Cheif of Party

Mr. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Chairman

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