Oli appointed as 41st Prime Minister of Nepal


KATHMANDU, Feb 15: CPN-UML Chair KP Oli has been appointed as the 41st Prime Minister of Nepal on Thursday.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari appointed Oli as the new Prime Minister as per the Article 76 (2).

Article 76 (2) of constitution states that In case no party has a clear majority the House of Representatives under the clause (1)–[which states President shall appoint the leader of a parliamentary party that commands majority in the House of Representatives the Prime Minister]–the President shall appoint as the Prime Minister a member of the House of Representatives who can command majority with the support of two or more parties representative House of Representative.

This is Oli second stint as the Prime Minister. He had served as the 38th Prime Minister of Nepal from October 11 2015 to 3 August 2016. He was also the second Prime Minister under the new constitution of Nepal.

Earlier in the morning, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, following his address to the nation, had tendered his resignation to President Bidya Devi Bhandari paving way for the formation of new government.

The newly appointed Prime Minister Oli would take his oath of office and secrecy at Sheetal Niwas at 4:00 pm, said President’s Chief Personal Secretary, Bheshraj Adhikari.