Nepal’s Supreme Court orders appointment of Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime Minister – News Vibe24

    Nepal's Supreme Court orders appointment of Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime Minister - Times of India
    KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Supreme Court on Monday reinstated the dissolution of the House of Representatives and ordered the appointment of Nepal Congress President Seri Bakhtur Dumba as prime minister within two days.
    The five judges, led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana, completed hearings in the case last week.
    Nepal’s President Bidya Bhandari had dissolved the lower house of parliament for the second time in five months on May 22 and announced early elections on November 12 and November 19 based on the recommendation of KP Prime Minister Sharma Oli.
    Thirty petitions have been filed with the Supreme Court against the move. A petition submitted by the coalition of opposition parties had called for the re-entry of the lower house of parliament and the appointment of Nepal Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as prime minister.
    The Constitutional Court of the Supreme Court concluded its hearings on the petitions on 5 July. A four-member amicus curiae also presented his opinion on the dissolution of the House.
    It remains to be seen how the Electoral Commission will proceed after the decision of the Supreme Court. The polling body announced last week the timetable for the upcoming interim polls.
    Nepal plunged into political crisis on December 20 last year after President Bhandari dissolved the House and announced new elections on April 30 and May 10, following the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli, amid a power struggle within Nepal’s ruling Communist Party. (NCP).
    In February, the Supreme Court reinstated the dissolution of the House of Representatives, even as Prime Minister Olli prepares to conduct opinion polls.
    Ollie has repeatedly defended his move to dissolve the House of Representatives, saying some of his party leaders were trying to form a “parallel government”.
    (With data from agencies)

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