Supreme Court puts Nepal politics back on track
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Kathmandu, Feb. 23 -- The Constitutional Bench of Nepal's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a prime minister with a majority in Parliament did not have the authority to dissolve it, ending two months of speculation about whether it would back Prime Minister K P Oli's dissolution of the Lower House.
The five-member Constitutional Bench also ruled that Parliament be restored by 8 March, thus moving the focus of attention back to the legislature where there could be a struggle to form the next government and find a prime minister since the rule party is now as good as split.
Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali and Oli loyalist has said his faction of the party would honour the Court verdict because it believed in the Constitution and the ru...
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