House endorses order to remove constitutional difficulties

Published On: July 26, 2016 03:24 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 26: Legislature-Parliament on Tuesday endorsed the order to remove constitutional difficulties issued by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, with a majority vote.

The President had issued the order in line with Article 305 of the constitution yesterday on recommendation by the Council of Ministers.

Stating that Article 298 is not clear about the election of a new Prime Minister, the cabinet had recommended to the president to invoke the article to remove constitutional difficulties so that a new Prime Minister could be elected in line with clause 2 or 3 of Article 298.

Minister for Law and Justice, Agni Kharel has responded to the questions raised by lawmakers over the order. He had argued that the order was necessary to facilitate the formation of a new government.


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