Nepal’s parliament has been dissolved by President Vidya Devi Bhandari. He dissolved parliament at the request of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. At the same time, the date of the new parliamentary elections has been announced.
According to the new announcement, elections will be held on April 30 and May 10 next year. After an emergency meeting with the cabinet on Sunday, the prime minister requested the president to dissolve parliament.
Nepal’s parliamentary elections were held in 2017, which lasted until 2022. According to The Kathmandu Post, Prime Minister Oli has been under increasing pressure over an ordinance related to the Constitutional Council Act. It said the prime minister could take any decision in the presence of only three ministers.
He signed the ordinance with the president last Tuesday. After that his party lost its majority in parliament. He called for dissolving the parliament and holding new elections without compromising with other parties.
Madhav Nepal, a leader of the Communist Party of Nepal, was quoted in media as saying that dissolving parliament was unconstitutional. This decision should be reversed.