Nepal’s PM K.P.Oli Steps Down

The Prime Minister K.P.Oli has resigned minutes before parliament was suppose to vote on a no confidence motion that he was likely to loose. He submitted his resignation after serving for nine months in office. The resignation puts Nepal in a fresh political turmoil.

Oli who was heading the eighth government in Nepal’s last 10 years history. He has been facing a no-trust motion in the wake of severe protests by Madhesis against the new constitution. The Maoists have also withdrawn their support from the coalition government.

Oli tendered his resignation after two key ruling alliance partners — Madhesi People’s Rights Forum-Democratic and Rastriya Prajatantra Party — decided to support the no-confidence motion tabled against him by the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN-Maoist Centre led by Prachanda.

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