Jhala Nath Khanal

Jhala Nath Khanal ( Nepali: झलनाथ खनाल; born May 20, 1950 in Sakhejung, Ilam district ) is a Nepalese politician of the Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist-Leninist) (CPN - UML). He was Februar until August 2011 Prime Minister of Nepal.


Khanal was first a member of the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist - Leninist) and its general secretary between 1982 and 1986. Later he became a member of CPN - UML and has as its candidate in the election to the Constituent Assembly of Nepal in 2008 as the candidate for the Member for the constituency Ilim - 1 is selected.

During this time, he was from 2008 to February 2009, General Secretary of the CPN - UML, before he was chairman of the party on 16 February 2009. At the same time he was chairman of the CPN - UML party in the Constituent Assembly, and at times also Minister of Information and Communication.

On 3 February 2011 he was sent to a seven-month vacancy elected by the Constituent Assembly as the new Prime Minister of Nepal and thus the successor of Madhav Kumar Nepal, who was forced to resign on 30 June 2010 by the Office of the Prime Minister. After his efforts had failed to create a new constitution, he joined in August 2011 from his office.