Kathmandu, June 5: Nepal Parliament will elect a new Prime Minister on Tuesday. Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba is the only candidate for premiership. Interim Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal proposed his name.
The parliamentary voting to elect veteran politician Sher Bahadur Deuba as the 40th prime minister of Nepal had to be postponed till Tuesday as the main political parties on Sunday failed to forge a consensus to conduct the House proceedings.
Deuba requires support of 297 lawmakers out of 593 present members. Nepali Congress is having 207 members whereas CPN-Maoist Center has 82 and Nepal Democratic Forum has 17 MPs. Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel and Loktantrik Forum President Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar supported his nomination.
Keeping in view the parliamentary mathematics, Deuba is likely to get majority vote easily. The election for new Prime Minister is taking place after PM Dahal resigned from his post on 24th of last month, as per the power sharing understanding with the coalition partner Nepali Congress.
Meanwhile, The local polls in Nepal are being held for the first time in 20 years. The next and final phase of the local polls is set for June 14, when the restive southern Terai region home to the ethnic Madhesi population, will vote.