The House of Representatives has been restored by the Supreme Court. On Monday, a Constitutional Bench handed down its decision. The Supreme Court also issued a mandamus order appointing Sher Bahadur Deuba, the President of the Nepali Congress (NC), as Prime Minister.
The hearing was completed on July 5 by a five-member Constitutional Bench presided by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR and consisting of Justices Deepak Kumar Karki, Mira Khadka, Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada, and Ananda Mohan Bhattarai.
After President Bhandari dissolved the House of Representatives at midnight on May 21 and announced two-phased mid-term elections, legal practitioners and the opposition alliance petitioned the court.
With the signatures of 146 parliamentarians, the opposition alliance petitioned the court for a mandamus order to restore the House of Representatives and appoint Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime Minister. Writs were also filed, requesting that KP Oli be appointed Prime Minister in accordance with Article 76(5) of the Constitution.