President calls for forming new govt as per Article 76 (5)

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Kathmandu: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called for the formation of a new government as per Article 76 (5) of the Constitution.

The Office of President said in a statement that President Bhandari has called on the members of the House of Representatives to present the basis for the appointment of a new Prime Minister as per Article 76 (5) of the Constitution.

As per Article 76 (5) of the Constitution, if any member presents a ground on which he or she can obtain a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives, the President shall appoint such member as the Prime Minister.

President Bhandari has set 5 pm on Friday as the deadline.

Earlier, a meeting of the Council of Ministers has decided to move ahead with the process of forming a new government as per the provision of Article 76 (5) of the Constitution.

After political parties failed to claim the stake for a new majority government President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on May 13 had reappointed Oli as Prime Minister.

Oli was appointed Prime Minister under Article 76 (3) of the Constitution as he is the Parliamentary Party leader of the party that has the highest number of members in the House of Representatives.