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Nepal's new prime minister wins confidence vote amid COVID crisis

75-year-old Sher Bahadur Deuba has held the office four times before

Nepal's new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba faces the immediate task of procuring vaccines and controlling the spread of COVID-19.   © Reuters

KATHMANDU (Reuters) -- Nepal's new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba won a vote of confidence in parliament on Sunday, days after the Supreme Court reinstated the legislature that was dissolved in May.

The 75-year-old, who has held the office four times before, won 165 votes -- exceeding the 136 required -- with 83 votes against him, parliament speaker Agni Sapkota said.

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