Nepal’s new prime minister wins no-confidence vote in parliament
Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur has won a vote of confidence in parliament.
According to foreign media, 75-year-old Sher Bahadur has taken over as the Prime Minister for the fourth time. He got 165 votes of confidence from the parliament which is 29 votes more than the required 136 votes while 83 votes were cast against him.
According to media reports, Sher Bahadur is facing the challenge of purchasing the vaccine immediately in view of the corona cases in the country as so far more than 6.5 million cases of corona have been reported in Nepal and 9550 people have died.
Media reports say the new government has vowed to vaccinate all citizens in the country by next April.
Last week, Nepal’s Supreme Court ordered Sher Bahadur to replace KP Sharma Oli as the new prime minister, after the court ruled that KP Sharma, who had been in power for three years, had dissolved parliament and made a constitution. However, in such a situation, the new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur constitutionally needed a vote of confidence from Parliament.
Former Prime Minister Oli said that the Supreme Court had removed him illegally and he would go to the people and explain it.