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Oli sworn in as 41st PM of Nepal

IANS  |  Kathmandu 

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was on Thursday as the 41st of Nepal, 69 days after the elections of the Federal and Provincial Assemblies.

administrated the oath of office to Oli at a ceremony organised at the presidential residence.

Following his swearing in, Oli formed a small Cabinet inducting two ministers from his Communist Party of (Unified Marxist-Leninist).

was appointed the for and was appointed the for Women, Children and Social Welfare.

As widely expected, the CPN (Maoist Centre) led by "Prachanda", which had extended support to Oli to form the in the country, did not send the ministers in the Cabinet for now.

This is the second time Oli has been appointed to the top post. He was the from October 11, 2015 to August 4, 2016.

He had to step down from the prime-ministerial post after the CPN (Maoist Centre) withdrew its support to his Now, he has reached to the post following the support from the same party.

Ahead of Oli's appointment, outgoing Sher Bahadur Deuba, submitted his resignation after the submitted the final results of the elections held in December to the Deuba's finished third in the race.

Oli claimed the top executive post with the support of the Left alliance which had garnered a majority victory in the elections held in two phases on November 26 and December 7.

Prachanda's and are set to merge soon.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 20:54 IST
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