Sher Bahadur Deuba is the new Prime Minister of Nepal

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Nepal : Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has taken oath as Nepal's new Prime Minister for a record fifth time after the Supreme Court’s intervention.

The 75-year-old veteran politician took the oath of office and secrecy from President Bidya Devi Bhandari during a swearing-in ceremony.

A five-member Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana, in its order, had said that Deuba must be appointed the Prime Minister in line with Article 76 (5) of the Constitution.

The President's office, however, failed to disclose the article under which Deuba is being made the prime minister in the notice, The Himalayan Times reported.

Moments before the oath-taking ceremony, Deuba said that he will only take the oath after the error gets rectified.

The oath-taking ceremony took place two hours later than scheduled, at around 8:15 pm, after the president’s office issued a revised notice.