Nepal’s President dissolves parliament and holds new general elections in November | Election News

The Presidential Palace stated that neither the caretaker prime minister nor the opposition leaders were able to show a majority to form a new government.

As the COVID-19 epidemic worsened, Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari disbanded the parliament and held a general election in November, and Nepal fell into a new political turmoil.

Saturday’s unexpected announcement came in a presidential statement stating that neither the caretaker prime minister KP Sharma Oli nor the opposition leader Sher Bahadur Deuba had failed to set up Friday in Bhandari. Before the deadline, it was shown that a majority of people formed a new government.

The presidential statement issued after midnight said: “The President disbanded the House of Representatives and ordered the first stage of the general election on November 12, and the second stage of the election on November 19.”

Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari pays tribute at the opening ceremony of the Nepal Lumbini Travel Exhibition held in Yangon, Myanmar on October 19, 2019 [Thein Zaw/ AP]

It said that the decision was made on the advice of a cabinet led by Prime Minister Oli. Ollie’s dissolution of Parliament in December 2020 triggered weeks of protests, and the Supreme Court overthrew it as unconstitutional in February.

The political party did not immediately comment on this latest development.

Nepal is battling a deadly second wave of pandemics, with an average of 8,207 new infections being reported every day.

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