Nepal’s political crisis takes a new turn as President dissolves Parliament

On December 20, Nepal President President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the country’s Parliament on the recommendation of Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli. According to the Kathmandu Post, The Office of the President said in a notice that President Bidya Devi Bhandari has approved the recommendation, pursuant to Article 76 (1) and (7) and Article 85 of the constitution, of the Council of Ministers to dissolve the House of Representatives. The President has also approved the Cabinet’s recommendation for holding general elections on April 30 and May 10 next year. 

“The President has endorsed the government’s recommendation to dissolve the House,” said Tika Dhakal, information and communication expert to the President. “The election has been set for April 30 and May 10 next year.”

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