KATHMANDU, May 13: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has reappointed CPN-UML Chairman K P Oli as Prime Minister.
The Office of President in a press statement on Thursday evening said that President Bhandari reappointed Oli as Prime Minister in his capacity as leader of the largest political party in the House of Representatives (HoR) as per Article 76(3) of the Constitution of Nepal. Prime Minister Oli is scheduled to receive oath of office and secrecy as Prime Minister on Friday afternoon.
The appointment comes shortly after Office of President said that no two parties or more than two parties came to lay claim to forming coalition government by the given deadline that expired at 9 PM today.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari had earlier given a three-day deadline for opposition parties to come up with support of majority lawmakers in parliament to form a majority government. President Bhandari issued the deadline to opposition parties shortly after Prime Minister Oli failed to secure a vote of confidence in parliament on Monday.