Nepal: Oli sworn in as PM for the third time: Amore

Kathmandu, 14 May

KP Sharma Oli was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Nepal for the third time today despite failing to get a trust vote in Parliament. 69-year-old Oli was administered the oath of office by President Vidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas. Oli was reappointed on Thursday night as the opposition failed to win a majority in Parliament to form the new government. CPN-UML President Oli could not prove his majority in the House of Representatives on Monday. Ollie now has to get a vote of confidence in the House in 30 days. If they fail to do so, an attempt will be made to form a government under the constitutional resolution. Significantly, by Thursday, the Nepali Congress had high hopes of forming the government. He was getting support from some sections but on this occasion Madhav Kumar Nepal met Oli and withdrew his hand. CPN-UML has the highest number of 121 seats in the House. However, 136 members are needed to form a government with a majority. -PTI

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