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Premier of Nepal resigns after no-confidence vote

Nepalese Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa resigned after being heavily defeated in a no-confidence vote in the country's National Assembly. The confidence motion came after a spate of government ministers resigned. The motion accused Mr. Thapa of corruption, failure to protect Nepal's partyless political system, mismanagement of a food shortage, and general mishandling of the economy.

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