Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has secured a vote of confidence in parliament, winning the second floor test within three months, an outcome he said would provide stability to his government.
In a report by PTI, Prime Minister Prachanda secured 172 votes in the 275-member House of Representatives. Other 89 lawmakers voted against him whereas one abstained. A total of 262 members of the lower house were present in the house. The 68-year-old Maoist leader needed at least 138 votes out of 275 lawmakers.
Eleven political parties including Nepali Congress, CPN-Maoist Centre, Rastriya Swatantra Party, CPN-Unified Socialist, Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal, Lokatantrik Samajwadi Party, Nagarik Unmukti Party, Janamat Party among others voted in favour of Prachanda.