KP Oli Becomes PM of Nepal Again as Opposition Parties Fail to Gain Majority

GG News Bureau

Kathmandu, 14th May. KP Sharma Oli has been re-appointed as the Prime Minister of Nepal. Despite the entire tussle, the opposition parties failed to get a majority in the house to form a new government. After Oli lost his vote of confidence on Monday, the president had set a government formation deadline till Thursday night, but Nepal’s political parties were unable to reach a consensus on the matter so far due to factionalism among their factions and Oli again became the Prime Minister.

Earlier on Monday, a total of 232 members voted during the confidence motion on Monday of which 15 members remained neutral. Oli needed 136 votes to win a vote of confidence in the 275-member House of Representatives as four members are currently suspended. However, he received only 93 votes and could not prove his majority. After this, his PM post was lost on the basis of the constitution.

After this, the opposition parties had appealed to President Bidya Devi Bhandari to start the process of formation of the new government. Bhandari had asked all parties to stake claim to form a majority government and asked to name the prime ministerial candidate by 9 pm on Thursday.

Sher Bahadur Deuba-led Nepali Congress had decided to stake claim for the post of Prime Minister on Tuesday, but its efforts to form a coalition government suffered a setback when the Mahant Thakur-led Janata Samajwadi Party-Nepal (JSP-N) A section of the government made it clear that it would not take part in the process of government formation.

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