KP Oli reappointed as Prime Minister three days after he lost trust motion

Opposition parties fail to muster support of majority of parliamentarians to form new govt

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Opposition parties fail to muster support of majority of parliamentarians to form new govt

KATHMANDU, May 13: Three days after losing the trust motion from the House of Representatives (HoR), parliamentary party leader of CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli has been appointed as Prime Minister. 

President Bidya Devi Bhandari, on Thursday evening, appointed Oli as the prime minister as opposition parties could not stake their claim for the formation of new government within the stipulated time frame of 9 PM on Thursday. 

Oli was appointed to the post in his capacity as the parliamentary party leader of the largest party in parliament as per Article 76 (3) of the Constitution of Nepal. He will be administered an oath of office and secrecy on Friday afternoon at 2:30, according to the Office of President. 

PM Oli, however, failed to secure parliament’s confidence through a trust vote held on May 10. He garnered a total of 93 votes, which fell short of 43 votes to reach the 136-mark to secure his position. 

With this, PM Oli is required to secure a vote of confidence from the lower house of parliament -- HoR -- before June 12 as per Article 76 (5).

The Article 76 (4) states that the prime minister appointed under clause (2) or (3) shall obtain a vote of confidence from the House of Representatives no later than thirty days after the date of such appointment.

 

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