KATHMANDU: President Bedia Devi Bhandari has appointed Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime Minister on the orders of a Nepali court, using his powers under Article 76 (5) of the Constitution.
According to the international news agency, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba became the Prime Minister of the country for the fifth time. Nepal’s President Bedia Devi Bhandari has appointed 72-year-old Sher Bahadur as the country’s new prime minister under Article 76 (5) of the constitution.
Just yesterday, the country’s Supreme Court quashed a long-running political crisis by Prime Minister Sharma Oli’s May 21 move to dissolve parliament and ordered Prime Minister Sharma Oli to step down if he failed to prove a majority. Was
The Supreme Court had suggested to President Bedia Devi Bhandari the name of Sher Bahadur, a seasoned politician and four-time Prime Minister of the country, for the new Prime Minister, but it was not immediately known when the swearing-in ceremony would take place.
The new Prime Minister of the country will have to get a vote of confidence from the House within a month after taking oath. Sher Bahadur Divya was the Prime Minister of the country from 1995 to 1997, 2001 to 2002, 2004 to 2005 and 2017 to 2018.