New PM of Nepal: Sher Bahadur Deuba wins vote of confidence

On 18th July, 2021, the new Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba won a vote of confidence in the country’s Parliament days after the Supreme Court had reinstated the legislature which was dissolved in May.

Key Points

  • Sher Bahadur Deuba has previously held the office four times and has won 165 votes (136 votes required) with 83 votes going against him.
  • In the month of July, the Supreme Court ordered Deuba should replace K.P. Sharma Oli.
  • Deuba faces the immediate task of controlling the spread of COVID-19 and procuring vaccines for the citizens of Nepal.
  • Less than 4% of the country’s population (Total population is 30 million) have been fully vaccinated against the virus.
  • As the government scrambles to procure shots more than 1.3 million people are awaiting a second dose.

Promises of the new Prime Minister

  • In the coming three months the new government of Nepal has pledged to vaccinate a third of its populations and full vaccination by April, 2022.

Decision of the Supreme Court

On 12th July, the Supreme Court ordered Deuba to be appointed replacing KP Sharma Oli. The court ruled against Oli by stating that by dissolving the parliament he had breached the constitution of the. Former PM Oli, says that he had been unfairly removed by the court. Oli had also said that he will be speaking with the citizens of Nepal regarding his position and unfair removal by the court.




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