KP Sharma Oli Re-appointed as Nepal’s PM

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Published: May 14,2021 12:16 PM
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KP Sharma Oli was reappointed as Nepal’s Prime Minister on Thursday after the Opposition parties failed to secure majority seats in the House to form a new government

May 14, 2021: KP Sharma Oli was reappointed as Nepal’s Prime Minister on Thursday after the Opposition parties failed to secure majority seats in the House to form a new government. He lost a trust vote in the House of Representatives on Monday. President Bidya Devi Bhandari will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Oli at a ceremony at Shital Niwas on Friday evening.



Oli has been elected Prime Minister under Article 76 (3) of the Nepali Constitution.



Earlier Monday, the President had asked to come up with the support of majority lawmakers form the government till 9 pm on Thursday night. According to the constitution, two or more parties together could muster 136 seats in the 271-member house.



However, till the deadline was over, the opposition parties could not lay claim and the caretaker Prime Minister Oli was re-elected. He will now have to take a vote of confidence at the House within 30 days. If this does not happen, the House may face another dissolution and the country will move towards the direction of early elections.



Oli had resigned on Monday after losing a vote of confidence. A total of 232 MPs participated during the voting. Of these, 124 voted against Oli while 93 voted in his favor. 15 MPs were neutral The Parliament of Nepal has a total of 271 members. Oli became Prime Minister for the second time in February 2018.



Nepali Congress and Maoist Centre have 61 and 49 seats in the lower house. Their combined strength was 110, which is insufficient to win majority vote. At present 136 votes needed to form a majority government. JSP has 32 seats in the House. If JSP had extended support Deuba would get chance to claim for PM.