KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The CPN-UML—the second largest political party in parliament—that broke the erstwhile ruling alliance led by Nepali Congress (NC) to form a new government led by the distant third party, CPN (Maoist Center), has significantly lost its ‘bargaining power’ in the new power-sharing equilibrium as Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday won vote of confidence with support of several ‘opposition’ parties including the Nepali Congress (NC).