Nepal dissolves parliament after government infighting

A Nepali protester waves a flag of the All Nepal National Free Students’ Union during a protest against the endorsement of the current Nepalese government in Kathmandu. – EPA pic, December 21, 2020.

NEPAL will likely head to the polls next year after parliament was abruptly dissolved yesterday, a move prompted by infighting between the Himalayan nation’s premier and members of his party, including former Maoist rebels.

Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s government has weathered accusations of corruption and criticism for its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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