President Bhandari of Nepal dissolved parliament and declared mid-term elections for November 12 and 19, a year ahead of time.
The President’s Office said in a statement that on the advice of the cabinet, the President dissolved the House under Article 76(7) of the Constitution.
As the world fights the coronavirus pandemic, the change has thrown the country into even more political chaos.
Soon after the President’s Office released a notice invalidating both of the claims submitted to form a majority government, Prime Minister Oli called an emergency cabinet meeting at the PM’s official office at midnight on Friday.
Sher Bahadur Deuba, the NC President, and Prime Minister Oli had filed their claims earlier on Friday.