Sher Bahadur Deuba to take an oath:
The Supreme Court of Nepal on Monday restored the dissolved lower house of Parliament. Also within two days, an order was issued to appoint Sher Bahadur Deuba, President of Nepali Congress, as the Prime Minister. Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba will take oath as the Prime Minister of Nepal today after replacing KP Sharma Oli.
Deuba will be Nepal's second prime minister to become prime minister through a Supreme Court order reinstating the dissolved lower house and nominating the opposition leader as his successor. Former Prime Minister and one of the leaders of the opposition alliance, Baburam Bhattarai said, "As per the Supreme Court's decision yesterday, Hon'ble Sher Bahadur Deuba will form a new cabinet, for which we will consult and discuss." The Supreme Court's decision has dealt a big blow to Oli, who was busy preparing for the elections.
At the same time, Nepal's opposition coalition decided on Monday that it will work towards forming a coalition government under the leadership of Ek Deuba. In the coalition meeting held on Monday afternoon, it was decided to work towards forming a small cabinet on Tuesday. According to the coalition leaders, the meeting emphasized the need to make the alliance more effective.