The court has also restored the House of Representatives, which was dissolved on May 21. On the other hand, the cabinet on Thursday recommended keeping the session of the House at 4 pm on Sunday.
Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba (File Photo)
Nepali Congress chief Sher Bahadur Deuba has officially become the new Prime Minister of Nepal. He won the trust vote by 165 votes in the House of Representatives meeting on Sunday. Deuba was appointed to the post of Prime Minister of the country on 13 July following the Supreme Court’s decision on 12 July. The court has also restored the House of Representatives, which was dissolved on May 21.
Deuba got 165 votes in his favor while 83 votes were against him. 249 MPs took part in the voting process. MPs from Nepali Congress, CPN Maoist Center and Janata Samajwadi Party-Nepal voted in favor of Deuba. The Thakur-Mahto faction of JSP-N decided to vote for Deuba at the last hour. The MPs of the dissident faction of UML were also divided in this regard.
Oli faction MPs appeared in the voting line in favor of Deuba
About a dozen MPs decided to leave the House. The remaining 22 MPs, including Madhav Kumar Nepal, gave their confidence vote to Deuba. 8 MPs of Oli faction were also seen in the voting line in favor of Deuba. Around 30 MPs from the opposition party defied the party whip to vote against Deuba. Senior UML leader Bhim Rawal announced his resignation before the commencement of the session of the House today.
India and America (India-US) congratulated Sher Bahadur Deuba on being appointed the Prime Minister of Nepal. Nepalese Congress president and senior leader Deuba, 75, on Tuesday became Nepal’s prime minister for a record fifth time on Tuesday following the intervention of the Supreme Court. The top court on Monday overturned troubled Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s May 21 decision to dissolve the House of Representatives and ordered the appointment of Deuba as prime minister.
Has become prime minister four times
President Vidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 75-year-old senior political leader at the swearing-in ceremony held in Kathmandu. Prior to this, Deuba has been Prime Minister four times – the first time September 1995 – March 1997, the second time July 2001 – October 2002, the third time June 2004 – February 2005 and the fourth time from June 2017 – February 2018 -. Deuba had to seek a vote of confidence in the House within 30 days of his appointment as prime minister under a constitutional provision.
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