Nepalese Citizens March Against the Dissolution of their Parliament

Nepalese citizens marched through the streets of Kathmandu to protest Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve parliament and call for early elections.

Nepalese citizens marched through the streets of Kathmandu to protest Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve parliament and call for early elections. 

The Parliament was dissolved last December 20 while the general elections were scheduled for April 30 and May 10 2021 instead of 2022. 

Oli defended that internal problems in his party, the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have obstructed decision-making which made him take that decision.

Oli has reportedly been in frequent disagreements with Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is also co-chair of the NCP regarding term sharing.

Oli’s administration has also been accused of corruption and his administration has faced criticism over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Nepalese police said that at least 10,000 protesters were present but were managed peacefully.

The Nepalese Supreme Court will hold a hearing on January regarding the petitions filed against Oli’s actions and his plans to hold an early election. 


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