Nepal appoints new Governors in all 7 provinces

KATHMANDU, Sept. 19, 2018 (Xinhua) — Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari takes part in a special function celebrating the Constitution Day at Nepal Army Pavilion in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept. 19, 2018. Nepal, on Wednesday, observed the third Constitution Day also known as the National Day, marking the anniversary of the promulgation of the landmark constitution. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma/IANS)

Kathmandu, Nov 5 (IANS) Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new governors of all the country’s seven provinces following their appointment the previous day.

Amid a program held at President’s office Sheetal Niwas, the newly appointed governors were sworn-in by Bhandari after being recommended by the K.P. Sharma Oli-led government, reports Xinhua news agency.

The new governors were nominated by a secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, which was formed after the merger of two major left-wing parties CPN Unified Marxist-Leninist and the CPN Maoist Centre.

The latest political development comes after the cabinet sacked all governors of seven provinces appointed by the then Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba in January 2018.

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