Nepal’s Caretaker PM Removed from Governing Communist Party


Nepal’s caretaker Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli has been removed from the country’s governing Communist party, his opponents said, in protest against his abrupt move in December to dissolve Parliament and call for an early general election.

Despite being stripped of party membership, Oli remains in office.

Meanwhile, judges in the Himalayan country’s top court are hearing more than a dozen petitions from independent lawyers and Oli opponents on whether his move to dissolve Parliament and call an early election was legitimate or unconstitutional.

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