Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) leader Lalduhoma was today sworn-in as the new chief minister of Mizoram. Several other ZPM leaders will also took oath as ministers during the ceremony at the Raj Bhavan complex in Aizawl.
On Tuesday, the ZPM Legislature Party elected Lalduhoma as its leader and K Sapdanga as the deputy leader.
ZPM media cell general secretary Eddy Zosangliana said that the Val Upa Council, an advisory body of the party, met Lalduhoma on Wednesday to decide the formation of the council of ministers.
Lalrinpuii is the lone woman minister in the 12-member council of ministry. Seven of the 12 ministers are first time winners.
The other ministers who took oath on Friday include, K. Sapdanga, Vanlalhlana, C. Lalsawivunga, Lalthansanga, Dr. Vanlalthlana, P.C. Vanlalruata, Lalrinpuii, all cabinet ministers rank F. Rodingliana, B. Lalchhanzova, Prof. Lalnilawma and Lalnghinglova Hmar, all ministers of state rank.
The ZPM, which was registered as a political party only in 2019, emerged victorious in the assembly elections bagging 27 seats, increasing its tally from 8 in the 2018 polls.
It dethroned the Mizo National Front (MNF) headed by outgoing chief minister Zoramthanga.
The MNF, which won 26 seats in 2018 polls, managed to win only 10 this time.