Kathmandu : K P Sharma Oli on Thursday  became Nepal’s Prime Minister for the second time, over two months after his Left alliance with former Maoist rebels swept the country’s historic parliamentary polls, kindling hopes for the political stability in the Himalayan nation. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari appointed 65-year-old Oli as the country’s 41st prime minister. Oli, who is known for his pro-China stance, had served as the country’s prime minister from October 11, 2015 to August 3, 2016.

The appointment was made under the article 76 of Nepal’s Constitution which states that in case of no clear majority of any party in the House of Representatives, the President shall appoint as Prime Minister the member of the House of epresentatives who can have the majority with the support of two or more political parties. Oli’s PM candidacy was supported by the UCPN-Maoists, Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal, and Madhesi Rights Forum-Democratic along with 13 other small parties.

New Prez will be elected on March 5

Kathmandu: Nepal will have a new president on March 5 in place of the Himalayan nation’s first woman president Bidhya Devi Bhandari, according to sources at the country’s election commission.While the election for Nepal’s new president would be held on March 5, the vice president would be elected on March 16, they said. The Election Commission of Nepal has proposed the dates for the elections after consulting the leaders of major political parties.

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