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Sher Bahadur Deuba will be the new Prime Minister of Nepal. -file photo
Nepal’s Supreme Court has ordered to make Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba the Prime Minister within two days. Along with this, the court has also ordered to restore the dissolved Parliament. With this order, a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana ended the week-long hearing.
Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the Parliament on 22 May on the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The Nepalese Parliament was dissolved for the second time in the last 5 months. Along with this, he had also announced to hold elections on 12 and 19 November.
On December 20, the President dissolved the parliament, after which the Supreme Court of Nepal restored the parliament in February.
The petition was filed by the opposition parties
More than 30 petitions were filed in the Supreme Court against this decision of the President. One such petition filed by opposition parties had sought restoration of Parliament and making Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba the Prime Minister.
Parliament was dissolved by the President in December
Nepal’s politics has been grappling with a political crisis since December last year. Due to internal strife in the Communist Party of Nepal, on 20 December, on the advice of Prime Minister Oli, the President dissolved Parliament and announced fresh elections on 30 April and 10 May. After this, in February, the court restored Parliament.