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Nepal Supreme Court Resinstates Parliament Dissolved By PM

The Supreme Court of Nepal on Tuesday overturned the Prime Minister’s decision to dissolve the parliament and called the move unconstitutional.

In December, Prime Minister KP Sharmaori suddenly dismissed the House of Representatives and accused members of the Nepal Communist Party of being uncooperative. He called for elections in April and May.

More than 12 warrants were submitted to the Supreme Court, which challenged his decision, while a wave of protests and clashes was taking place on the street.

“The Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of the House of Representatives to be revived after concluding that the government’s decision was unconstitutional and contrary to parliamentary practice,” Supreme Court press expert Kishor Pudel told AFP. It was.

Poudel said the court ordered a parliamentary session within 13 days.

The court’s decision was welcomed by members of the opposition and opponents of Ori’s own party.





The prime minister’s decision to dissolve parliament led to protests by members of his own ruling Nepalese Communist faction.
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Faction spokesman Narayan Kaji Shrestha said the court “protected the spirit of democracy.”

“The prime minister should be responsible for unconstitutional attempts and resign for moral reasons, or he will make the necessary decisions from Congress,” Shrestha said.

The Oli government took power in a majority of two-thirds in 2018, aiming to end the long-standing instability and short-lived government that was exacerbated by the 2015 catastrophic earthquake.

The dissolution of parliament came after months of clashes with former Maoist rebel leader Pushpa Kamaldahar, who helped Ori come to power when the two parties merged in 2018.

Due to an informal division within the party, Ori leaves without a majority in parliament and he is likely to face a motion of no confidence.



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