Newly-elected Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba wins vote of belief in Parliament

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KATHMANDU: Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday comfortably received a vote of confidence within the reinstated decrease Home of Parliament. Deuba, the 75-year-old chief of the Nepali Congress, secured 165 votes within the 275-member Home of Representatives, the Himalayan Instances reported.

As many as 249 lawmakers participated within the voting course of and 83 of them voted towards Deuba whereas one lawmaker remained impartial, it stated. A complete of 136 votes had been required for Deuba to win Parliament’s confidence.

Deuba took the oath of workplace and secrecy on July 13 for a report fifth time, a day after a five-member Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court docket led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana reinstated the dissolved Home of Representatives for the second time in 5 months.

The decrease home was unconstitutionally dissolved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari for the second time in 5 months on Could 22 on the advice of then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Deuba received the vote of confidence on the primary day of the restored Home session.

The President had summoned the assembly of each the Homes of the Parliament on Sunday.

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