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KP SHARMA OLI RE-APPOINTED AS PRIME MINISTER OF NEPAL

KP SHARMA OLI RE-APPOINTED AS PRIME MINISTER OF NEPAL

Context

In Nepal, KP Sharma Oli was re-appointed as the Prime Minister of the country by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

Details

  • He was administered the oath of office by the President on May 14, 2021.
  • He was first appointed as PM from 12 October 2015 to 4 August 2016, and then again from 15 February 2018 to 13 May 2021.
  • He will now have to take a vote of confidence at the House within 30 days, failing which, an attempt to form a government under Article 76 (5) of the Constitution would be initiated.
  • The CPN-UML, headed by Oli, is the largest party with 121 seats in the 271-member House of Representatives.
  • At present 136 votes are needed to form a majority government.
  • If the parties fail to form a new government in line with Article 76 (5) or the Prime Minister elected under this provision fail to secure the vote of confidence again, the sitting Prime Minister can recommend the President to dissolve the parliament and announce the date to hold general elections within the next six months.

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