March 22, 2018, 11:46 am IST
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Nepal PM Oli gets two-thirds majority in Lower House

Nepal PM Oli gets two-thirds majority in Lower House

 Mar 12, 2018

Newly-elected Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli has won the vote of confidence after he was supported by more than two-thirds of majority in Lower House of Nepal Parliament.

According to media reports here, in the voting that took place on Sunday evening, Mr Oli received 208 votes in his favour out of total 268.

The 66-year-old Mr Oli bagged 121 votes from CPN-UML, 52-CPN (Maoist Center), 16 each from Rashtriya Janta Party Nepal and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal and one each from Rastriya Janamorcha, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Nepal Workers Peasants Party and an independent lawmaker.

Mr Oli, appointed for the post of Prime Minister on February 15, has sought support in his favour from all parties.

According to newly framed Constitution of Nepal, for holding the office of Prime Minister, a person needs to have a support of two-thirds of majority of lower House and needs to win a confidence motion within six months from the date of appointment.

Nepal's new government led by Left parties convened its first Parliament session on March 5.(UNI)

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