Nepalese Prime Minister Prachanda.

Today’s fourth round of the vote of confidence is scheduled for PM of Nepal Prachanda.

20-May-2024, Mon.

Today, Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is set to face the fourth round of the vote of confidence in the House of Representatives. This crucial vote comes after the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) withdrew its support from the Prime Minister, necessitating this vote to determine the confidence in his leadership.

Prime Minister Prachanda, a former guerilla leader and member of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre), is no stranger to such tests, having faced three previous votes of confidence within 18 months of taking office. The current political landscape in Nepal has been marked by opposition demands for an investigation into alleged fund misappropriation, particularly involving Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane, adding complexity to the political environment. To secure the vote of confidence, Prime Minister Prachanda needs at least 138 votes in the 275-member House of Representatives. Despite facing declining support in previous confidence votes, he remains optimistic about the outcome of this crucial test.

 

The ruling coalition, comprising various parties including CPN-UML, Maoist Centre, Rastriya Swatantra Party, Janata Samajbadi Party, and CPN-Unified Socialist, holds a majority in the House of Representatives. The Prime Minister’s decision to seek this vote of confidence aligns with the constitutional requirement under Article 100 clause 2 of the Nepali Constitution, which mandates a vote of confidence within 30 days if the Prime Minister’s party splits or if a coalition member withdraws support. This move reflects the ongoing political dynamics and the need to ensure stability and confidence in the government amidst challenging circumstances.

 

 In conclusion, today’s fourth round of the vote of confidence for Nepalese Prime Minister Prachanda is a critical juncture in Nepal’s political landscape. The outcome of this vote will not only determine the fate of the current government but also shape the future direction of the country’s governance and leadership.

 

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