Janata Samajbadi Party provincial assembly leader Saroj Kumar Yadav has been appointed as the chief minister of Madhesh Province.
Provincial head Harishankar Mishra on Wednesday appointed Yadav as the Chief Minister.
Yadav had staked claim to the post with the support of 63 provincial assembly members from the CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center), Janamat Party, and three independent lawmakers.
In Madhesh province, which has 107 seats, the support of 54 assembly members is required for a majority.
Yadav, who was elected to the state assembly for the second time from Bara 1 (2), is also the former speaker of the provincial assembly.
Newly appointed yadav was the province Speaker before.