Voters in Nepal’s 2013 Constituent Assembly elections. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Krish Dulal (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Nepal is not due to hold parliamentary elections until 2023, but in a shock move on December 19, 2020, the president dissolved parliament at the request of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, and announced snap elections for April 30 and May 10. However, on February 23, Nepal’s top court invalidated the decision and reinstated parliament. Oli now faces a vote of no confidence.
Gopal Sharma, Reuters (February 23, 2021): Nepal’s top court orders reinstatement of parliament in blow to PM
Peter Gill, The Diplomat (February 6, 2021): Nepal’s Democracy in Crisis
Al Jazeera (January 25, 2021): Nepal’s caretaker PM removed from governing Communist party
Reuters (December 20, 2020): Nepal Heads to Surprise Election Next Year After PM Loses Ground
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Updated February 28, 2021