Nepali Congress President and opposition leader Sher Bahadur Deuba will take oath as the new Prime Minister of Nepal, a day after Nepal Supreme Court’s order to appoint Deuba as New PM of the Country within two days.
Mr. Deuba is set to succeed KP Sharma Oli as Prime Minister of the Country. He will take oath as PM after the apex Court reinstated the dissolved lower house and issued a mandamus naming the opposition leader as a successor.
Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the lower house for the second time on May 22 at the recommendation of PM KP Sharma Oli and announced snap elections on November 12 and November 19. Last week, the Election Commission had announced the schedule for mid-term elections.
But a total of 30 writ petitions have been filed. Including Nepali Congress, President Sher Bahadur Deuba and 146 other lawmakers filed the writ petitions against the dissolution of House and demanded the reinstatement of the House appointing Deuba as the Prime Minister.
On Monday a five-member constitutional Bench of Nepal’s Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana had ordered the President of Nepal to appoint Sher Bahadur Deuba as the New Prime Minister of the country within two days.
Sources said that Sher Bahadur Deuba will take oath today and form a small cabinet with 7 members.