President approves dissolution of Parliament, next election scheduled for April-May

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has approved the government’s recommendation forwarded earlier today to dissolve the House of Representatives.

Issuing a press release, the President’s Office has announced fresh elections to be held in two rounds on April 30 and on May 10 as per the recommendation of the Council of Ministers.

“President Bidhyadevi Bhandari has announced the dissolution of the parliament in accordance with Article 76, Clauses 1 and 7 of the Constitution and Article 85 and the basic essence and values of the parliamentary system,” the press release read.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, earlier today, had called an emergency Council of Ministers meeting which recommended President Bhandari to dissolve the Parliament.