Karnali Province Chief Minister Shahi wins vote of confidence

KATHMANDU: Karnali Province Chief Minister Jeevan Bahadur Shahi won the vote of confidence on Wednesday.

He sought the vote of confidence during a meeting of the Province Assembly held on Tuesday.

Speaker Raj Bahadur Shahi announced that he received 22 votes.

Shahi was supported by CPN (Maoist Centre), CPN (Unified Socialist) and Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N).

Nepali Congress has six lawmakers in the Karnali Province Assembly while Maoist Centre, CPN (Unified Socialist) and RPP-N have 12, 3 and 1 lawmakers respectively.

No one voted against him as the lawmakers of the main opposition CPN-UML were not present during the voting process.

This is the first time that the RPP-N extended its support to Chief Minister Shahi.

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