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Nepal gets first ever new cabinet with federal system

ANI  |  Kathmandu [Nepal] 

Binod Adhikari

Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb 15 (ANI): Khadga Oli, of the Communist Party of Nepal- Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) on Thursday evening as the first ever of under its new federal system.

Khadga Oli also known as KP Oli along with his Chinese alignment took the oath of secrecy from as the for the second time.

The CPN-UML which had secured the majority amongst the parties in the Parliament has got the support from the Maoist Centre, with whom its talk for the merger is underway. However, KP Oli inducted two other ministers in his newly formed cabinet from his own party the CPN-UML.

"There are a lot of differences and topics that tend to be discussed regarding the merger between the two parties, so the intended to stay out of the government. As soon as the issues are settled, will go to the government," told ANI with requests not to disclose the identity deeming it to be party's internal decision.

Newly sworn in KP Oli chose Lal Babu Rawat as the Minister for and Tham as

KP Oli who is now registered as the first ever of after the adaptation of federal system will need to prove his majority within 30 days of the commencement of the parliament.

In case the government fails to get endorsed, then the should give another chance to garner majority and upon the repeated failure, the can dissolve the House of and call for another election within six months.

The constitution also has fixed the number of ministers in the centre with a number limit of 25 seats inclusive of Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Ministers, State

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 23:33 IST