CM Pokharel passes floor test with flying colors

Chief Minister (CM) of Province 5 Shankar Pokharel received two-third votes in the floor test on Sunday.

The vote of confidence motion received 66 votes in the provincial assembly that has 87 seats. Forty-one lawmakers of CPN-UML, 19 of CPN (Maoist Center), five of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN), and one of Rastriya Janamorcha Nepal voted in support of the Pokharel government.

Eighteen lawmakers of Nepali Congress (NC) were the only ones to vote against the motion.

Pokharel was sworn in as CM on February 15.



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