Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal will seek a vote of confidence on 12th July, 2024. He wrote a letter to the Secretary General of the Federal Parliament, requesting that the agenda for the vote of confidence be included in the Parliament meeting on the 12th.

The two largest parties in the Parliament, Nepali Congress and UML, have agreed to form a new government under the leadership of KP Sharma Oli. As part of that agreement, the UML withdrew its support by recalling its ministers on Wednesday.

According to the constitution, a party participating in the government must take a vote of confidence within 30 days of the withdrawal of support.

A total of 138 votes are needed for a majority in the 275-member House of Representatives. Prachanda has only 79 votes which Maoists (32), RSP (21), Unified Socialist Party (10), and Ashok Rai-led Janata Samajwadi Party(7).

The Congress (88) and UML (79), who have agreed to form a new government against him, have 167 votes. This is the fourth time PM Dahal is seeking a vote of confidence.