Leader of Nepal's largest party set to be next prime minister

The leader of Nepal's largest political party is likely to be Nepal's next prime minister because he is the only contender and has enough support to be elected during voting in parliament on Monday.

The president of Nepali Congress party, Sushil Koirala, has 194 members from his party and support from Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist Leninist), which has 175 members in the 601-member Constituent Assembly, where a simple majority is needed to be elected.

None of the political parties won a majority in the Nov. 19 election and the two largest parties finally reached an agreement late Sunday on a coalition government. It was still not known if other parties will join the coalition.