Nepals elects its new Prime Minister
Nepal’s parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the Prime Minister of the country for the fourth time. He secured 388 votes in his favour and 170 votes against him. A total of 558 were cast during the voting. He needed 297 votes in the 593-strong Parliament to prove his majority. is the tenth time in just over a decade the leadership has changed hands in the Himalayan nation. in Deuba, 70-years old, was the only candidate to contest in the election as the opposition did not field any candidate. This comes as a result of previous PM resigning under the ‘power sharing’ agreement between his party and deuba’s. Mr. Deuba was previously sacked in 2005 by then King Gyanendra.
Even thou Deuba served as Prime Minster from 1995-95, 2000-20002 and 2004-2005, he was later sacked over failure to hold elections and bring maosists rebels to a round table negotiation. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Nepal’s newly elected Prime Minister-elect Sher Bahadur Deuba to congratulate him and convey his best wishes for the country’s progress on Tuesday.
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