Indira Rana Magar elected Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives

Rastriya Swatantra Party lawmaker Indira Rana Magar has been elected Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Magar defeated Mukta Kumari Yadav of the Nepali Congress.

Magar received 166 votes in the House where 264 lawmakers were present for voting. One needs to secure the support of 138 members in the 275-strong lower house to be elected. As many as 97 lawmakers stood against Magar, while Prem Suwal of the Majdoor Kishan Party stood neutral.

Magar and Yadav filed their candidacy for the position of deputy speaker in the House of Representatives yesterday.

Rana Magar was supported by the ruling alliance that includes CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist Centre and Rastriya Prajatantra Party besides the RSP. Yadav was supported by the CPN-Unified Socialist and the Loktantrik Samajbadi Party Nepal besides the Congress.


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