Nepali High Court reinstates lower house, asks opposition leader Deuba to be appointed PM

2021-07-12 09:05:34 GMT2021-07-12 17:05:34(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

KATHMANDU, July 12 (Xinhua) -- The Supreme Court of Nepal on Monday ordered the House of Representatives to be reinstated and directed the Office of the President to appoint leader of opposition party Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba as new prime minister by 5:00 p.m. local time Tuesday.

The court ordered Deuba to be appointed as prime minister in two days and a lower house session called in seven days.

The house was dissolved on May 22 by President Bidya Devi Bhandari over the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, but it was challenged by an alliance of the opposition parties and others at the Supreme Court. Enditem