On December 20, 2020, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli of Nepal suspended the House of Representatives. The Supreme Court repealed his decision on February 23, 2021. In what now signals Nepal’s entry into another challenging face of its democracy the Supreme Court on July 12, 2021, again reinstated the House after Prime Minister Oli suspended it for a second time on May 21, 2021. This article by Arun Budhathoki is published by The Diplomat. Here is an excerpt:
On July 12, the Supreme Court of Nepal overturned Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s May 21 decision to dissolve the House of Representatives, and issued a judicial writ to appoint Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba as the country’s prime minister as per Article 76(5) of Nepal’s constitution.
This is the second time in five months that the apex court is reinstating the House. It had done so on February 23 as well, after Oli dissolved it on December 20, 2020.
The court’s latest order ends Oli’s three-and-a-half-year stint as Nepal’s prime minister.
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