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Nepal's new prime minister names 2 leaders of groups protesting constitution as his deputies

  • Nepal’s newly-appointed prime minister Khadga Prasad Oli, center, is surrounded by journalists at the Constituent Assembly in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Nepal’s parliament elected Communist party leader Oli the new prime minister Sunday, thrusting him into the center of daunting challenges, from ethnic protests over the new constitution that has also upset vital neighbor India to rebuilding from April’s devastating earthquake. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Nepal’s newly-appointed prime minister Khadga Prasad Oli, center, is surrounded by journalists at the Constituent Assembly in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Nepal’s parliament elected Communist party leader Oli the new prime minister Sunday, thrusting him into the center of daunting challenges, from ethnic protests over the new constitution that has also upset vital neighbor India to rebuilding from April’s devastating earthquake. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nepal's President Ram Baran Yadav, second left, administers the oath of office to newly elected Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, right, at the Presidential building in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Nepal's new prime minister took the oath of office Monday and appointed the leaders of groups that are protesting the new constitution as his deputies. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Nepal's President Ram Baran Yadav, second left, administers the oath of office to newly elected Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, right, at the Presidential building in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Nepal's new prime minister took the oath of office Monday and appointed the leaders of groups that are protesting the new constitution as his deputies. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nepal's newly elected prime minister Khadga Prasad Oli and former prime minister Sushil Koirala shake hands after Oli administered the oath of office to at the Presidential building in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Nepal's new prime minister took the oath of office Monday and appointed the leaders of groups that are protesting the new constitution as his deputies. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Nepal's newly elected prime minister Khadga Prasad Oli and former prime minister Sushil Koirala shake hands after Oli administered the oath of office to at the Presidential building in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Nepal's new prime minister took the oath of office Monday and appointed the leaders of groups that are protesting the new constitution as his deputies. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

Nepal's new prime minister has taken the oath of office and appointed the leaders of groups that are protesting the new constitution as his deputies.

Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli was sworn in by President Ram Baran Yadav on Monday a day after he was elected in Parliament with support from smaller parties.

He appointed two deputy prime ministers, Bijaya Gachchedar, who leads one of the Madhesi ethnic groups, and Kamal Thapa of the party that is demanding Nepal be restored as a Hindu state.

Protests by the Madhesis in southern Nepal have disrupted traffic at border points with India, cutting off fuel and other supplies to most part of the Himalayan nation.

Oli has vowed to work to resolve the crisis.