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Ahead of the no-confidence vote, Gandaki CM Gurung resigns

File: Gandaki’s Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung

Pokhara, May 9

One day before the Gandaki Provincial Assembly was about to vote on a no-confidence motion filed against him, Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung has resigned.

Gurung’s CPN-UML’s chief whip in the province, Maya Nath Adhikari, confirmed the resignation, adding Province Chief (Governor) Sita Paudel has already approved the resignation.

The Provincial Assembly was set to vote on a motion that the opposition parties had filed against him on Monday. However, Gurung quit saying there was no environment to work in the province.

Now, the opposition parties can now begin an initiative to form a new government by proving the majority in the legislature. The opposition parties including the CPN-Maoist Centre and the Nepali Congress have proposed replacing Gurung with Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokharel of the Nepali Congress.

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