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Nepal Appoints an Opposition Leader as Prime Minister

Nepal Appoints an Opposition Leader as Prime Minister

Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has complied with the country’s Supreme Court decision and appointed Shera Bahadur Deuba, leader of the opposition Nepali Congress Party, as prime minister.

According to the Nepalese constitution, within thirty days of taking office, Sh.B. Deuba must win a vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament. The Supreme Court ruling gives the president two days to appoint S.B. Deuba as prime minister and seven days for the House of Representatives to meet to consider and decide.

Xinhua recalls that on May 10, former Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli was given a vote of no confidence in parliament because he had failed to form a government within the constitutional deadline. The President then decided to dissolve Parliament. The Supreme Court hearing took place in a lawsuit filed by an opposition coalition including the Nepali Congress.

Recall that in its foreign policy China declares the principles of “peaceful development for the sake of common prosperity”. Gradually, Beijing is beginning to move away from this concept and occasionally demonstrates non-peaceful actions to protect or promote its interests on the world stage.

China today is one of the most dynamically developing countries both economically and militarily. Such a breakthrough and the emergence of relevant ambitions on this background cause concern for the countries that are used to considering themselves leaders. In this situation, Beijing will either have to retreat into the shadows, or declare the need to revise the existing relations. And judging by the way China conducts its foreign policy, it is more likely to choose the second option, with all its consequences.