Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the House of Representatives on Saturday for the second time in five months and announced mid-term polls on November 12 and 19.
A press statement issued by the Office of President said the parliament was dissolved and dates of midterm polls were announced in line with Article 76 (7) of the Constitution of Nepal. The decision was made after the president endorsed the recommendation made by the cabinet headed by KP Sharma Oli to dissolve the 275 member house.
On Friday, Nepal's political crisis took a dramatic turn when embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and opposition parties staked separate claims for the establishment of a new government by sending letters of support from legislators to the President.
President dissolved the house earlier in December 2020 leading Nepal into a political crisis. This move was annulled by the Supreme Court of Nepal in February.