Oli likely to secure vote of confidence

Published On: March 11, 2018 03:23 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 11: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli is likely to win a vote of confidence from parliament with more than a two-thirds majority after few minutes. 

According to leaders of the ruling CPN-UML, Oli is likely to receive 210 votes in the 275-member lower house. UML leaders expect to get the votes of left alliance partner CPN (Maoist Center), Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN), Rastriya Janamorcha and independent member Chhakka Bahadur Lama, besides the votes of lawmakers from Oli's own party.

Nepali Congress (NC), with 63 members in the lower house, and Baburam Bhattarai, the only member of his Naya Shakti Party in the house, are likely to remain in the opposition.  Bhattarai will miss the voting as he is scheduled to land back in Kathmandu from a foreign trip only late evening on Sunday, but his party colleagues said they have decided to remain in the opposition. 

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