Nepal’s new PM Prachanda wins vote of confidence in House of Representatives

KATHMANDU: the new Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ won the vote of confidence in the House of Representatives.
The 68-year-old CPN-Maoist Center leader was sworn in as prime minister for the third time on December 26 last year after radically quitting the Nepali Congress-led pre-election alliance and standing attached to opposition leader KP Sharma Oli.
Of the 270 members of the House of Representatives (HoR) present during the vote, 268 voted in favor of Prime Minister Prachanda, while 2 voted against him.
Pashupati Shamsher JB Rana, the senior member of the House, who chaired the meeting, said the HoR had adopted the vote of confidence proposal put forward by Prachanda.
Rana, who chaired the meeting, did not vote, while four other lawmakers were absent.
Prachanda only needed 138 votes out of 275 members of parliament to continue his term as prime minister.


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