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Sher Bahadur Deuba: Nepal’s new PM wins trust vote amid Covid-19 crisis | World News – Eagles Vine

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba won a vote of confidence in parliament on Sunday, days after the Supreme Court reinstated the legislature that was dissolved in May.
The 75-year-old, who has held the office four times before, won 165 votes — exceeding the 136 required — with 83 votes against him, parliament Speaker Agni Sapkota said. Deuba faces the immediate task of procuring vaccines and controlling the spread of Covid, which the government says has infected 6,67,109 people and killed 9,550.
Fewer than 4% of the country’s 30 million people have been fully vaccinated. “Combating Covid will be the first priority of the new government,” Deuba said in parliament. PM Narendra Modi congratulated Deuba on his success. “Best wishes for a successful tenure. I look forward to working with you to further enhance our unique partnership in all sectors, and strengthen our deep-rooted people-to-people ties,” he tweeted.


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