Nepal’s PM secures vote of confidence in ParliamentMarch 20, 2023 GMT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's communist prime minister secured a vote of confidence in Parliament on Monday, enabling him to continue as long as he has the backing of his new coalition partners.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal got 172 votes while 89 members voted against him in the House of Representatives, the lower house of Parliament.
Nepal’s newly elected president takes oath of officeMarch 13, 2023 GMT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s newly elected president — the third since the Himalayan nation abolished its centuries-old monarchy in 2008 and became a republic — took the oath of office Monday in Kathmandu.
Nepal elects new president amid political uncertaintyMarch 9, 2023 GMT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Lawmakers in Nepal elected a new president on Thursday, as the Himalayan nation faces increasing political instability with a fragile coalition government that has been in power for only a few months.
Key party withdraws from Nepal fragile coalition governmentFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A key party pulled out of Nepal's ruling coalition on Monday, forcing the prime minister to seek a vote of confidence in Parliament.
Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), the biggest party in Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's coalition, was angered by his decision to back an opposition candidate in next week's presidential election.
Nepal PM faces crisis over choice of presidential candidateFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A member of Nepal’s largest political party filed his candidacy for next month's presidential election in a decision backed by the prime minister that now threatens to bring down his fragile coalition government.
Thousands rally in Nepal to seek restoration of monarchyJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Nepal’s former royal family held a rally Wednesday demanding the restoration of monarchy in the Himalayan nation.
They gathered around the statue of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who started the Shah dynasty in the 18th century.
Nepal’s new PM secures vote of confidence in parliamentJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
KATHMADU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s newly appointed prime minister secured a decisive vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday 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, in the voting Tuesday.
Nepal’s new PM takes oath at the helm of fragile coalitionDecember 26, 2022 GMT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s newly appointed prime minister took his oath Monday, leading a fragile coalition that includes his former opponent and other smaller political parties.
Maoist Communist party leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal was sworn in by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari at the President House in Kathmandu at a ceremony attended by top officials, diplomats and politicians.
Leader of ex-communist rebels becomes Nepal’s new PMDecember 25, 2022 GMT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The leader of former communist rebels became Nepal’s new prime minister Sunday with the support from his ex-opponent and other smaller political parties.
The announcement was made by the office of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari after the Maoist communist party leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal met her to stake his claim for the prime minister following last month's elections in a major twist in politics in the Himalayan nation.
Ex-communist rebel leader pledges stable government in NepalNovember 2, 2022 GMT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's governing alliance is pledging to create a stable government that will be able to complete a full five-year term in the Himalayan nation that has had 13 different governments in the past 16 years.
Nepal president dissolves Parliament; elections next springDecember 20, 2020 GMT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s president dissolved Parliament on Sunday after the prime minister recommended the move amid an escalating feud within his Communist Party that is likely to push the Himalayan nation into a political crisis...