Sher Bahadur Deuba to take oath as new Nepal PM today: What you need to know
1. The Nepal Supreme court on Monday reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives and ordered the appointment of Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime minister within two days.
2. "Deuba will form a new cabinet on 13th July for which a meeting was held in the capital this afternoon. The meeting focused on discussing their future course of action including the formation of a new cabinet.
3. As per leaders, further discussion about the division of ministerial portfolios would be decided through a meeting to be held on Tuesday morning.
4. Although the apex court has paved the way for Deuba to become a new prime minister, for now, he will have to secure majority votes in the parliament to survive as prime minister for the remaining term of the parliament.
5. Reacting to SC's decision, former foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali told the order is unexpected and contrary to fundamental principles of the constitution.
6. Nepal plunged into a political crisis on December 20 last year after President Bhandari dissolved the House and announced fresh elections on April 30 and May 10 at the recommendation of Prime minister Oli, amidst a tussle for power within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).
7. After months of the interparty rift, the rival faction of ruling CPN-UML under the leadership of Madhav Kumar Nepal has separated itself from the alliance to fight against caretaker PM Oli.
8. Now two factions in the UML (one led by Oli and the other by Nepal) on Sunday evening have reached a 10-point agreement to bury their hatchet and has announced to unify with the party ending the earlier formed alliance.
9. Now the fate of the vote of confidence for to-be-appointed Prime Minister Deuba remains uncertain. He will have to secure the vote of confidence in parliament within a month after he is appointed the new prime minister.