Nepal calls new elections amid worsening Covid outbreak


President Bhandari dissolves parliament after declaring that neither the prime minister nor opposition have a majority to form a new government

Nepal’s parliament has been dissolved for the second time in five months and new elections called for November as the Himalayan country battled political turmoil alongside the coronavirus pandemic.

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari made the order on Saturday after declaring that neither Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli nor Sher Bahadur Deuba, leader of the opposition Nepali Congress, had a majority to form a new government.

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Written by Agence France-Presse
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