PM seeks vote of confidence from House of Representatives

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, ‘Prachanda’, has formally requested a vote of confidence from the House of Representatives (HoR). The PM’s press advisor, Shekhar Adhikari, confirmed that the request was submitted to the Federal Parliament Secretariat, with the proposed date for the vote set on May 20.

The move comes in accordance with Article 100(2) of the Constitution of Nepal, mandating the Prime Minister to seek a vote of confidence within 30 days if a coalition partner withdraws its support. The Upendra Yadav-led Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP), Nepal recently withdrew its support to PM Prachanda on May 13 following internal divisions within the party.

Presently, the government, led by CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Prachanda, comprises coalition members such as CPN (UML), Rastriya Swotantra Party (RSP), CPN (Unified Socialist), and others. The upcoming vote of confidence will determine the stability and continuity of the current government amidst shifting political dynamics in Nepal.