N24 Correspondent, KATHMANDU:- CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has been appointed Prime Minister for the third time. President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed Oli, the leader of the CPN-UML parliamentary party with the largest number of members, as the Prime Minister in accordance with Article 76, Clause 3 of the Constitution of Nepal. According to Article 100, Clause 1 of the Constitution, Prime Minister Oli was automatically relieved of his post after a motion of no confidence in the House of Representatives was passed on April 10.
According to Article 76, Clause 2 of the Constitution, Oli, the leader of the largest parliamentary party in the House of Representatives, became the Prime Minister after no one claimed the three-day deadline given to a member of the House of Representatives who could get a majority in favor of two or more parties.
According to the constitution, the newly appointed Prime Minister Oli has to take a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives within a month. According to the President’s Office, the swearing-in of the newly appointed Prime Minister Oli is scheduled for 2:30 pm on Friday.
Oli, the leader of the UML parliamentary party, the largest party in the House of Representatives, was appointed prime minister for the second time on March 19, 2006. Oli is the first leftist leader to become prime minister for three terms. Earlier, UCPN (M) Central Committee Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal had twice been the Prime Minister.
Oli became the Prime Minister for the first time after the promulgation of the new constitution by the Constituent Assembly. Oli, who was directly elected in all the elections after 2048 BS except the first Constituent Assembly in 2064 BS, became the Home Minister of the first communist government led by Manmohan Adhikari in 2051 BS. He was the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs in the first government after the Maoists entered the peace process.
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