Nepal Picks New Premier, Putting End to Stalemate

After years of deadlock, Nepal’s Parliament on Monday elected Sushil Koirala, a longtime democracy activist who was involved in a famous 1973 Nepali plane hijacking, as the country’s new prime minister.

Mr. Koirala, 75, is the president of the party Nepali Congress, which emerged from elections in November with the most seats in the country’s Constituent Assembly. Mr. Koirala won more than two-thirds of the legislators’ votes, with 405 voting for him and 148 opposed.