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Nepal’s new PM Sher Bahadur Deuba to seek vote of confidence in Lower House

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Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will seek a vote of confidence in the country’s Lower House on Sunday, reported The Kathmandu Post.

“A proposal for the vote of trust has already been registered in the Parliament Secretariat ” said Shreedhar Neupane, press media advisor to Speaker of House of Representatives Agni Sapkota. “The prime minister will go for a floor test in the second meeting of the House of Representatives today [Sunday].”

Deuba, the chief of Nepali Congress, was appointed the country’s prime minister on July 13 in accordance with the Supreme Court’s verdict. The court had also restored the dissolved House of Representatives.

It was the second time in five months that the court had reinstated the House amid a political turmoil in the country.

Nepal had plunged into a political crisis in December after the president dissolved the House and announced fresh elections between April 30 and May 10 amid a tussle for power within the ruling Nepal Communist Party. But in February, the Supreme Court overturned that decision.

Later in March, the Supreme Court dismissed the legitimacy of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, which was formed in 2018 through the merger of KP Sharma Oli-led Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) and Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”-led Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre).

On May 10,…

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