- Sher Bahadur Deuba took oath as the Prime Minister of Nepal on July 13, 2021 a day after the country’s Supreme Court overturned the dissolution of the House of Representatives and said that Deuba must be appointed PM.
- Deuba, 75, president of the Nepali Congress, was sworn in as Prime Minister for the fifth time. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office to him.
- The final letter of appointment and the text of the oath said that Deuba was being appointed PM under Article 76(5) of the Constitution, which makes it mandatory for him to secure a vote of confidence in the House within 30 days of taking oath.
- Four other ministers — Gyanendra Bahadur Karki and Balkrishna Khand of the Nepali Congress, and Janardan Sharma and Pampha Bhusal of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) —were inducted into the government.
BACKGROUND: On July 12, 2021 Nepal’s Supreme Court reinstated its Parliament, which President Bidhya Devi Bhandari had dissolved in May, 2021 on the advice of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, and directed her to appoint Oli’s rival Sher Bahadur Deuba as the new Prime Minister.