Nepal PM Prachanda Wins Vote Of Confidence In Parliament

Nepal PM Prachanda Wins Vote Of Confidence In Parliament

Nepal’s Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda,’ secured a parliamentary vote of confidence amidst ongoing political instability driven by alliance shifts. Prachanda, a former guerilla leader from the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre), received 157 out of 268 votes, surpassing the 138-vote threshold required for confidence in his third tenure since December 2022.

The vote followed Prachanda’s recent alliance shift from the Nepali Congress to the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist), led by K P Sharma Oli. This action was taken in response to the Nepali Congress’s withdrawal of support, which made the confidence vote required by the constitution necessary.

The realignment of Prachanda’s alliance emphasises Nepal’s unstable political environment, which is characterised by frequent changes in the balance of power between the nation’s major parties. Parties now frequently prioritise gaining power above maintaining ideological consistency.

A post in The Kathmandu Post highlights historical precedent and the inevitability of new alliances being tested. Despite the CPN-UML’s pledge to stability and growth, the editorial emphasises the unpredictable nature of Nepali politics and the challenges ahead.

Prachanda’s political journey, which includes power struggles and coalition changes, is representative of Nepal’s continuous battle for stability in the face of enduring political rivalries and shifting alliances.