Newly appointed Prime Minister Prachanda set to take oath today at 4 o’clock

The newly-appointed Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ will be taking the oath of office and secrecy in the presence of President Bidya Devi Bhandari at 4:00 pm today.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday evening appointed CPN (Maoist Centre) Dahal as the prime minister of Nepal as per Article 76 (2) of the constitution.

Dahal has the support of 169 members, including 78 from the CPN-UML, 32 from his own Maoist Centre party, and 20 from the Rastriya Swatantra Party, apart from 14 of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, 12 from the Janata Samajbadi Party, six from Janamat Party, and four from Nagarik Unmukti Party. He also secured the backing of independent lawmakers Prabhu Sah, Kiran Kumar Sah, and Amresh Kumar Singh.


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