Amid Nepal’s continuing political turmoil, confidence vote win for PM Prachanda, the task for India


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Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda won a vote of confidence in the 275-member lower house of Parliament last week, securing the support of 157 of the 268 MPs who were present. The trust vote, the third won by Prachanda in a little over a year, took place after the Prime Minister broke his party’s alliance with the Nepali Congress led by Sher Bahadur Deuba, and forged a new alliance with K P Sharma Oli’s Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist). Under Nepal’s constitution, the Prime Minister must seek a vote of confidence after an ally withdraws support to...