WHY IN NEWS?
The new Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba won a vote of confidence in the country’s Parliament days after the Supreme Court had reinstated the legislature which was dissolved in May.
- Sher Bahadur Deuba has previously held the office four times and has won 165 votes (136 votes required) with 83 votes going against him.
- In the month of July, the Supreme Court ordered Deuba should replace K.P. Sharma Oli.
- Deuba faces the immediate task of controlling the spread of COVID-19 and procuring vaccines for the citizens of Nepal.
- Less than 4% of the country’s population (Total population is 30 million) have been fully vaccinated against the virus.
- As the government scrambles to procure shots more than 1.3 million people are awaiting a second dose.
Promises of the new Prime Minister
- In the coming three months the new government of Nepal has pledged to vaccinate a third of its populations and full vaccination by April, 2022.