PM Dahal secures vote of confidence for fourth time

Published On: May 20, 2024 01:12 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

HoR meeting adjourned till 11 AM on Tuesday

KATHMANDU, May 20: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has secured a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives (HoR) for the fourth time.

With a total of 158 MPs present in the HoR meeting, as many as 157 votes were cast in favor of PM Dahal, whereas 1 vote was cast against him.

Following the Janata Samajwadi Party-Nepal's exit from the government and withdrawal of the support earlier extended to the government on May 13, PM Dahal sought a vote of confidence for the fourth time. The constitution mandates that a vote of confidence must be taken within 30 days after a coalition partner withdraws its support to the government.

PM Dahal took the vote of confidence from the HoR as per Article 100 (2) of the Constitution. 

This is the fourth time that Dahal, who became the Prime Minister on December 25, 2022, has taken a vote of confidence.

Earlier, PM Dahal sought a vote of confidence for the third time on March 13, 2024, after the Nepali Congress (NC) withdrew its support. At that time, he had the support of 157 MPs.

He received the vote of confidence for the second time on March 20, 2023, and for the first time on January 10, 2023. 

In addition to that, the next HoR meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 11AM.


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