Maoist Center’s Baburam Gautam has been elected unopposed as the Provincial Assembly Speaker of Province 1 on Thursday.
CPN-UML’s Chief Whip Revathiram Bhandari had proposed Gautam’s nomination for Speaker while Maoist Centre’s lawmaker Narayan Bahadur Burjamgar had seconded the proposal.
In the province assembly meeting held on Thursday, the eldest members of the assembly, Gayanand Mandal Gangai announced that Gautam was elected unopposed.
Gautam, a resident of Likhu rural municipality-8, who was elected as a provincial assembly member from Okhaldhunga 1 (2) was the only candidate to file the nomination for the post.
Gautam is a central member of the Maoist Centre.