Prez Bhandari issues ‘party-split’ ordinance

Published On: August 18, 2021 02:37 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, August 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has issued an ordinance that allows the political party to split if they want to.

Earlier, the Council of Ministers had recommended to President Bhandari to issue the ordinance after proroguing the parliament session on Monday.

According to a press statement issued by the President’s Office on Wednesday, the ordinance has been issued as per Article 114 (1) on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers.

With the issuance of the ordinance, a political party can be split if 20 percent of members of either the Central Committee or Parliamentary Party are in favor of a split.

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