Kathmandu: KP Sharma Oli will be sworn in as the 41st Prime Minister of Nepal after the largest alliance in the country’s parliament, the Left Alliance, extended their support to him for the premiership, reported The Himalayan
Oli will be sworn in as the new PM on today (Thursday) at 4:00.
According to the President Bidhya Devi Bhandari’s Chief Personal Secretary Bhesh Raj Adhikari, the left alliance has supported Oli’s bid for premiership through correspondence to President Bhandari at the President’s official residence.
With the support from the CPN-Maoist Centre to the bid for premiership, Oli would now become prime minister under Article 76 (2) of the constitution.
Article 76 (2) states that if no party gets clear majority, the president shall appoint as prime minister the member of the House of Representatives who has majority support of two or more parties represented in the House of Representatives.
UML Standing Committee on Wednesday decided to name Oli as the party’s prime ministerial candidate after Oli held one-on-one meeting with CPN-MC Chair Dahal in the morning, following which Oli and Dahal briefed their party colleagues about their discussion.