Kathmandu: Preparations are being made to make Nepal’s former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli once again the Prime Minister of Nepal. So far, Oli, who is running a coalition government with the Maoists, is now preparing to be sworn in as Prime Minister as the leader of the Single Largest Party, according to the Constitution of Nepal.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has reappointed CPN-UML President Oli, 69, as prime minister, after losing a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives on Monday.
The President’s Office in a press release late Thursday said that President Bhandari reappointed Oli as Prime Minister in his capacity as leader of the largest political party in the House of Representatives in accordance with Article 78 (3 ) of the Constitution of Nepal.
President Bhandari will administer the oath and secrecy to Oli in a ceremony in Shital Niwas on Friday.
The president had asked opposition parties to enlist the support of majority lawmakers to form a new government at 9 p.m. Thursday after Oli lost the vote of confidence in the House on Monday.
Oli’s appointment came shortly after the President’s Office said that two parties or more than two parties failed to call for the formation of a coalition government before the deadline that expired at 9 p.m.
Oli will now have to take a vote of confidence in the House within 30 days, otherwise an attempt to form a government under Article 76 (5) would be initiated. If both steps fail, the House may face another dissolution and the country will move in the direction of snap elections, The Himalayan Times reported.