President of Nepal appointed Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime Minister, can take oath today

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Kathmandu
Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba as the new Prime Minister of the country. The President’s Office said that Sher Bahadur Deuba has been made the Prime Minister under Article 76 (5) of the Constitution. Meanwhile, Sher Bahadur Deuba is currently having an in-depth discussion with his coalition partners regarding the ministers. According to sources, Deuba can take oath as the Prime Minister at 5 pm today. It is being told that the Leader of the Opposition, Sher Bahadur Deuba, may form a small cabinet on Tuesday while taking oath as the Prime Minister of the country. A day earlier on Monday, the Supreme Court in an important decision directed the country’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari to appoint Nepali Congress chief Sher Bahadur Deuba as the prime minister.

Small cabinet will be formed!
At least two senior leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) told The Kathmandu Post newspaper that when Deuba, 74, takes oath on Tuesday, a small cabinet of around seven members could be formed. NC chief whip Bal Krishna Khand said, “We have initially decided to form a small cabinet. We want to form a coalition government and we have asked other coalition partners to join the government led by Deuba. According to a NC leader, two members of the Congress and the same or only one member of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) are likely to be appointed ministers. The report said that as the Madhav Kumar Nepal faction of the CPN-UML (Communist Party of Nepal – Unified Marxist Leninist) has decided to break ties with the opposition alliance, Deuba may face difficulties in securing the trust vote. is.

‘The decision to dissolve the house is unconstitutional’
A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana ruled that President Bhandari’s decision to dissolve the lower house on the recommendation of outgoing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was an unconstitutional act. The bench ordered the appointment of Deuba as the prime minister by Tuesday. The court has also ordered to convene a new session of the House of Representatives on July 18 at 5 pm.

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[Attribution to NBT]

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