Supreme Court Verdict: Restores Parliament, Orders to appoint Deuba as PM
With the backing of 146 members of the House of Representatives Sher Bahadur Deuba has become prime minister of Nepal today.
Nepal’s Supreme Court ruled Monday- July 12, that Prime Minister K.P Sharma Oli’s endorsement of dissolution of the country’s lower house of Parliament- House of Representatives was unconstitutional.
It also ordered that Chief Opposition Leader at the House and the President of the chief opposition party Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur be appointed to the post of the prime minister immediately who submitted 146 MPs signatories for the PM post called by the President almost two months before according to the Article 76 (5) of the Constitution of Nepal.
Giving a verdict, SC gave a verdict that the House must be immediately restored and called for the session within 7 days.
With this moves it has strike to the care taker prime minister Oli who has hoped to hold general elections in November.
With today swear-in as Prime Minister of Nepal Deuba breaks a history becoming five times prime minister of Nepal.
He became Prime Minister in September 1995 for the first time. Then his another venture of PM realized in July 2001, the third time was in June 2004. He also served as PM in June 2017.
There are only few leaders who became prime minister of Nepal for four times till date.
According to the Constitution, the newly appointed PM Deuba has to seek a vote of confidence in the Parliament within 30 days. If he secured a majority of votes, then the remaining one-and-a-half-year term of the House of Representatives will continue. If the PM becomes unable to garner votes, then he will announce the new elections to be held within six months that is likely in January next year.