After the Supreme Court restored the Parliament, Sher Bahadur Deuba, who led the Nepal National Congress Party, appointed the Prime Minister.
The veteran Nepalese politician Sher Bahadur Deuba has been appointed as the prime minister of this South Asian country for the fifth time. This is the restoration of the parliament disbanded by the caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in May at the Supreme Court. The next day.
President Vidya Devi Bhandari’s office said that Deuba, who leads Nepal’s National Congress Party, was appointed as the new prime minister on Tuesday. The day before, the Supreme Court ordered Deuba to succeed Ori.
It also ordered the restoration of the House of Representatives, which was dissolved by Ollie in May, and stated that lawmakers must meet within 7 days. Deuba must prove in the vote that he has the support of more than half of the members of the House of Representatives to continue his office.
In May, due to political infighting, Ollie disbanded the House of Representatives—the second dissolution in less than six months. Since December last year, the Supreme Court defeated Ollie’s election plan for the second time.
Deuba will lead the Himalayas to fight political differences and the coronavirus.
The leader of Nepal’s National Assembly was previously appointed as prime minister in 1995, 2001, 2004 and 2017, but never served for a full term. This time, his term will also last until 2022 parliamentary elections.
After the bloody Maoist rebellion ended and the 200-year-old monarchy in Nepal was abolished, the current House was elected in 2008.
Bring Nepal closer to India
After Ollie supports relations with another major power, China, Deuba may bring Nepal closer to India.
He has been active in politics since college. He was sentenced to nine years in prison for protesting against the now deposed monarchy. For many years, he has led the Nepal Parliament, the country’s oldest political party.
In a televised speech, Ollie criticized the Supreme Court’s decision, but said he would leave his post.
Ollie’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives in May was challenged by the opposition coalition in the Supreme Court. The opposition coalition stated that they had the support of the parliamentary majority to form a new government. His decision to dissolve the House of Representatives in December was also overturned by the court in February.
After his Nepal Communist Party (NCP) won a majority in the House of Representatives, Oli became prime minister in 2018. NCP was established in 2018 by the merger of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxism-Leninism (CPN-UML) and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center).
However, in February, the court also cancelled the NCP ruling based on a separate petition and restored CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center).
However, his refusal to fulfill the agreement to hand over power to the party’s co-leader after half of his term has led to political divisions and weakened Ollie’s power. Ollie has also been criticized for handling the coronavirus pandemic.