Kathmandu: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli took an oath of office and secrecy on Friday. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari administered the oath to PM Oli at President’s Office.
PM Oli inducted all the existing ministers in the new Cabinet.
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Thursday had re-appointed him the Prime Minister in the capacity of the leader of the largest party when two or more than two political parties in the House of Representatives (HoR) failed to show a majority in the race.
The President on May 9 had called for two or more than two political parties to present the claim for a new prime minister with a majority of the members of HoR within Thursday 9.00 pm as per Article 76 (2) of the Nepal Constitution.
Though the main opposition Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) attempted to gather support from a majority of HoR members it was not materialized in the stipulated period. With the expiration of the given period, Oli was appointed as the prime minister in the capacity of the leader of the largest party in the parliament as per Article 76 (3).