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This will be Dahal’s fifth time after being appointed as the prime minister on December 22, 2022. 

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, who has been politically embattled after his ally CPN-UML withdrew its support to the government, decides to face parliament on July 12.

Writing to the parliamentary secretariat, PM Dahal has asked to make arrangements for trust vote as per the Article 100 (2) of the constitution of Nepal. 

This will be Dahal’s fifth time after being appointed as the prime minister on December 22, 2022. 

As one of the political parties withdrew its support to the government, PM Dahal should take a vote of confidence from the lower house—the House of Representatives—within 30 days. According to Article 100 (2) of the constitution, if the political party that the prime minister represents is divided or if a political party in a coalition government withdraws its support, the prime minister must table a motion in the House of Representatives for a vote of confidence within 30 days.

On Monday, in a new twist of political events, the two largest parties in parliament—the Nepali Congress and the CPN (UML)—decided to form a new alliance, with the latter’s chair, KP Sharma Oli, leading the government.