Big upset in Nepal, KP Sharma Oli leaves, Sher Bahadur Deuba becomes Prime Minister for 5th time, Sher Bahadur Deuba becomes Prime Minister of Nepal for 5th time, KP Sharma Oli resigns
Sher Bahadur Deuba has become the Prime Minister of Nepal for the fifth time  |  Photo Credits: ANI
Kathmandu : After the intervention of the Supreme Court, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba became the Prime Minister of the country for the fifth time on Tuesday. President Vidya Devi Bhandari appointed him as the Prime Minister under Article 76(5) of the Constitution. This is the fifth time that Deuba (74) has returned to power as the Prime Minister of Nepal.
Deuba’s appointment is in line with the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday, which had sealed his claim for the prime minister’s post, replacing K P Sharma Oli.
President Bhandari’s personal secretary Bahesh Raj Adhikari told reporters, “As per the Supreme Court’s decision, President Bhandari has nominated Deuba as the prime minister.”
Deuba became Prime Minister for the fifth time
Prior to this, Deuba has been Prime Minister four times – first time September 1995 – March 1997, second time July 2001 – October 2002, third time June 2004 – February 2005 and fourth time till June 2017 – February 2018.
Deuba will have to seek a vote of confidence in the House within 30 days of his appointment as prime minister under a constitutional provision.
The Supreme Court on Monday set aside Prime Minister Oli’s May 21 decision to dissolve the House of Representatives and ordered Deuba to be appointed prime minister. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana had held that Oli’s claim to the post of prime minister was unconstitutional.
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