Lokendra Bahadur Chand

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Lokendra Bahadur Chand (Nepali: लोकेन्द्र बहादुर चंद born 15 February 1940) was the prime minister of Nepal four times: from 1983 to 1986, briefly during April 1990, briefly during 1997, and from October 2002 until June 2003.

Chand was born in Kurkutiya Village, Baitadi District, Nepal in 1940.[1] He is a major supporter of the Nepalese monarchy. During his first two terms as Prime Minister, he did not belong to any political party, but by 1997 he was a member of his current political party, the conservative Rashtriya Prajatantra Party (RPP). He became Prime Minister on October 11, 2002, a week after the king launched a coup against the Nepali Congress government of Sher Bahadur Deuba. Chand was forced to resign in 2003 after massive protests and an intensification of the civil war with Maoist rebels.

Ahead of the 2008 Constituent Assembly election, Chand is the top candidate of RPP for the closed proportional representation list.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Group, Gale (1 January 2003). "Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations". Gale Group. Retrieved 1 August 2016 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ "Ca Election report". Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Surya Bahadur Thapa
Prime Minister of Nepal
1983 – 1986
Succeeded by
Nagendra Prasad Rijal
Preceded by
Marich Man Singh Shrestha
Prime Minister of Nepal
1990
Succeeded by
Krishna Prasad Bhattarai
Preceded by
Sher Bahadur Deuba
Prime Minister of Nepal
1997
Succeeded by
Surya Bahadur Thapa
Preceded by
Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah
Prime Minister of Nepal
2002 – 2003
Succeeded by
Surya Bahadur Thapa