Kathmandu, Nepal (AP) — The new Prime Minister of Nepal, with the support of more than half of the members of the House of Representatives, was able to remain in power until next year’s general election.
Sherba Hadur Duba received 165 votes in favor of him, and 83 members of the House of Representatives voted against him on Sunday, Agnisapokota speakers said.
This is Duva’s fifth time as Prime Minister of the Himalayan state, which is currently suffering from political division and the coronavirus. The leader of the Nepalese parliamentary party-the oldest party in the country-was appointed Tuesday after the Supreme Court revived the House of Representatives and upheld his claim of being a new leader.
A court order on Monday expelled Khadga Prasad Oli, who ran the interim government until the elections scheduled for November this year.
Deuba was appointed Prime Minister in 1995, 2001, 2004 and 2017, but has never finished his term. Again, I will serve until the parliamentary elections are held by 2022.
He is likely to bring Nepal closer to India after Ori supports relations with another huge neighbor, China.
Duba has been active in politics since he was a college student. He was imprisoned for nine years for protesting the monarchical dictatorship that is currently being testified.