Kathmandu, March 20
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has won the vote of confidence of the House of Representatives.
During the vote held on Monday afternoon, Dahal secured votes from 172 of the 262 lawmakers present. Other 89 lawmakers were against him whereas one abstained from voting.
Nepali Congress, CPN-Maoist Centre, Rastriya Swatantra Party, Janata Samajbadi Party Nepal, CPN-Unified Socialist, Loktantrik Samajbadi Party Nepal, Janamat Party, Nagarik Unmukti Party, Rastriya Janamorcha and Aam Janata Party voted in his favour. CPN-UML and Rastriya Prajatantra Party voted against him.
Nepal Workers and Peasants Party abstained.
Following the formation of the government in December 2022, Dahal won a historic 99 per cent vote from the House on January 10, 2023. However, he was required to prove the majority support in the House again following the UML and the RPP withdrawing the support extended to him over the presidential election dispute.