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Nepalese Prime Minister Deuba calls for vote of confidence today, South Asia News

Newly appointed Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is set to demand a confidence vote in the House of Representatives (HoR) on Sunday.

The first meeting of the restored House of Representatives is expected to be held on Sunday, announced by the president’s office on the recommendation of the newly formed cabinet.

With the HoR, the meeting of the National Assembly or the Upper House was convened for the same day, in accordance with the press release from the Presidency.

President Agni Sapkota is to read a letter from the President’s office to call the House of Representatives meeting at the start of the meeting.

A Nepalese Congress leader confirmed WION’s support for 150 lawmakers in parliament.

“Including the support of the Maoist Center, there is a total of 110 votes. We have the support of 23 members of the rival CPN-UML faction Madhav Kumar Nepal. Meanwhile, 16 lawmakers from the Yadav-led Janata Samjbadi party have also extended their support for Deuba, ”a congress official told WION.

Deuba, leader of the opposition Nepalese Congress with a total of 61 lawmakers in Parliament has the support of 49 lawmakers from the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center), 23 from the Madhav Nepal faction of CPN-UML, 16 from Upendra Yadav- Baburam Bhattarai from Janata Samajbadi Party and one from Rashtriya Janamorcha Nepal.

The congressional leader said the number of supporters could increase before the vote of confidence is held.

“The confidence motion has already been registered in Parliament through the President. At the second meeting to be held today, the Prime Minister will take a vote of confidence in accordance with the constitution, ”said Nepalese spokesperson and Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Gyanendra Bahadur Karki .

Deuba was sworn in as prime minister on Tuesday after the country’s highest court ousted his predecessor after months of political unrest.

Deuba will need a simple majority of 136 of the current 271 members of parliament to pass the ground test and keep his post. If it does not get a majority of the votes, the country will head to a new election within the next six months under Article 76 (7) of the Constitution.

On July 12, the Supreme Court reinserted the HoR, which was dissolved by then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, and ordered the appointment of Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime Minister.

This decision dealt a blow to Oli, who was unable to muster a majority in the HoR.

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