Sher Bahadur Deuba was appointed to the post of Prime Minister after a long stalemate in Nepal’s politics. Today he will face the trust vote but the MPs of former PM KP Sharma Oli have refused to support him.
Newly appointed PM of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba and former PM KP Sharma Oli
Sher Bahadur Deuba Will Face Vote of Confidence: Nepal’s newly appointed Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will face the trust vote on Sunday. A meeting of the House of Representatives has been called in this regard today. 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. On the other hand, the cabinet on Thursday recommended keeping the session of the House at 4 pm on Sunday.
The Prime Minister, appointed under Article 76(5) of the Constitution, has to seek a vote of confidence within 30 days of the appointment. If the vote of confidence is not achieved, the House has to be dissolved and elections are held within six months (Sher Bahadur Deuba Vote of Confidence). Deuba needs 136 votes to secure a trust vote in the 271-member lower house. Here the Nepali Congress has 61 seats while the coalition partner Nepal Communist Party (Maoist Centre) has 49 seats. The Upendra Yadav-led faction of the Janata Samajwadi Party is standing with Deuba. It has at least 12 MLAs.
The National People’s Front will vote for Deuba
Similarly, Rashtriya Jan Morcha has also decided to vote for Deuba with one seat. Deuba would also need the support of the Madhav Nepal faction of the UML to win the trust vote. But the party’s standing committee has decided to stand against the confidence motion. Former Prime Minister K. The CPN-UML faction led by P. Sharma Oli (Nepal Politics) decided on Friday that it will vote against Deuba during the trust vote in the House of Representatives. The decision was taken at the party’s standing committee meeting in Kathmandu.
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Oli.
According to the statement issued by the party, it has also decided to remain in opposition in Parliament. In the meeting chaired by Oli, the ten-point proposal given by the party’s task force to resolve disputes within the party was also approved (Nepal Politics Latest News). However, leaders close to the disgruntled party leader Madhav Kumar Nepal have boycotted the high-level meeting. A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana on Monday restored the House of Representatives for the second time in five months.
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