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Nepal’s new PM secures vote of confidence in parliament

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KATHMADU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s newly appointed prime minister has secured a decisive vote of confidence in parliament with support from both his seven-party coalition and the opposition. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal received the support of 268 of the 270 members who were present in the House of Representatives, the lower house of parliament. The vote of confidence will allow him to continue in office. He was able to convince opposition parties to support him through marathon negotiations ahead of the vote. Dahal is now expected to expand his Cabinet to include members of the coalition parties. It is Dahal’s third time in power since his Maoist group abandoned a decade-long armed revolt and joined mainstream politics in 2006.

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