Published: Fri, February 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Nepal gets a new Prime Minister

Nepal gets a new Prime Minister

Article 76 (2) states that if no party gets clear majority, the president shall appoint as prime minister the member of the House of Representatives who has majority support of two or more parties represented in the House of Representatives.

Though two names Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal came into the picture, Oli has been finally confirmed as the next Nepal PM. They also agreed to unify their parties before forming the government.

However, Deuba's Nepali Congress faced humiliating defeat in the polls as the party President Deuba is blamed for his poor leadership role.

In January, 16 ministers belonging to Nepal's CPN (MC) resigned from the cabinet following a decision by the ruling party. His inauguration was so hurried that the two leaders still need to sort out differences, and clear confusion.

According to the deal, Mr. Oli and CPN Maoist Center chief Prachanda will be co-chairs of the new Communist Party and split the premiership on a rotational basis, Mr. Pandey said.

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They had also chose to formally merge the two parties and leaders from the two parties had held a marathon meeting on Wednesday evening.

This is the second time Oli has been appointed to the top post. Following the latest development in the country's politics, former PM Khadga Prasad Oli will become the next PM. New Delhi was overtly putting pressure on Kathmandu to amend the new Constitution.

Both Oli and New Delhi appear keen to rebalance relations between the neighbours.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 65-year-old Prime Minister at a function held at President's Office, Shital Niwas, in Maharajgunj.

Rules under the new constitution make it harder to oust the prime minister, raising hopes that the next government could last a full five-year term.

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