Prime Minister resigns ahead of confidence vote


Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli (Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli), the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN–UML), resigned yesterday just minutes before he was about to lose a no confidence vote in parliament. He took office in October 2015.

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has accepted the resignation and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal (better known as Prachanda) with the support of the Nepali Congress and other parties are expected to try to form a new government. The President will call on parties to form a government within seven days.

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