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BREAKING: 'Prachanda' government wins confidence vote in Nepal









Pudhari Online Desk : Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda has won the trust vote today (20th), reports ANI. Last week, Dahal's government was in trouble after the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) withdrew its support. This is the fourth time the Prachanda government has faced a majority test in one-and-a-half years.

Fourth confidence motion in one and a half years

In December 2022, Pushpa Kamal Dahal assumed the post of Prime Minister. Since then he has won the confidence vote in the House for the fourth time. Pranchad broke away from the Nepali Congress and formed a new alliance with the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist). According to Nepal's constitution, the prime minister has to take a vote of confidence after any allied party withdraws support from the ruling coalition. In such a situation, a vote of confidence was held in the Nepali Parliament on Monday.

Several parties that were allies in Nepal's powerful government had one by one withdrawn their support. So the government was in big trouble. The government needed at least 138 votes in the 275-member House of Representatives to win a confidence vote.

157 members support the government, major opposition parties boycott the vote

Prachanda received the support of 157 members of Nepal's 275-member House of Representatives in Monday's confidence motion. The CPN (Maoist Centre) is the third largest party in the House of Representatives. He also got the support of the Communist Party of Nepal. A total of 158 MPs participated in the voting. The main opposition Nepali Congress boycotted the voting process. While one member of 'HOR' took a neutral stand.

What does the incident of Nepal say?

According to Article 100 Clause 2 of the Constitution of Nepal, the Prime Minister has to move a motion of confidence within 30 days if the party he represents splits or any member of the coalition government withdraws its support. The Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) last week broke ties with the alliance and withdrew support from the government. This was Prime Minister Prachanda's fourth time to seek a confidence vote in one-and-a-half years after assuming the top executive post on December 25, 2022.

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