Swearing-in on Friday


KP Sharma Oli has been reappointed the Prime Minister of Nepal.

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Oli amid a ceremony at Shital Niwas on Friday.

Oli, who is the head of the caretaker government since he lost vote of confidence in House of Representatives, was appointed the Prime Minister pursuant to Article 76 (3) of the Constitution of Nepal, as the leader of the largest party in the House.

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) would be initiated.

Should both the above-mentioned steps fail, the House may face another dissolution and the country will move towards the direction of early elections.

The opposition alliance of Nepali Congress and NCP- Maoist Centre had failed to gather majority in a bid to present claim to government, paving way for KP Sharma Oli to once again take charge of national affairs.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday had given the parliamentary parties three-days' time to form a majority government and present their claim at her office in accordance with Article 76 (2).

She issued a statement late on Thursday night stating that none of the parties or an alliance stepped forward with a claim to the government prior to appointing Oli.