Formation of new government as per Article 76 (5)

Oli and Deuba submit majority claims, President to study basis of both

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba have demanded the formation of a government as per Article 76, Clause 5 of the Constitution. 

Oli and Deuba have claimed that they have their own majority, within the time allowed by the President to submit their claim with a majority of two or more parties in the House of Representatives. 

Oli has claimed the support of 153 lawmakers from the CPN-UML and the PSP. PSP Chairman Mahanta Thakur and parliamentary party leader Rajendra Mahato have given him a written letter of support from the party.

Similarly, Deuba handed over the signatures of 149 lawmakers, supported by the Congress, UCPN-M, PSP Chairman Upendra Yadav, and UML’s Madhav Nepal.

Tika Dhakal, Press Advisor to the President, informed Nepal Press that the President will now study the basis presented by both the parties as both the parties have claimed majority. According to Dhakal, this will take some time. 

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