Archive ref no: NCA-21051
COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE PRESS SECRETARIAT OF HIS MAJESTY THE KING
His Majesty the King has, in accordance with Article 127 of the constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal - 1990, appointed President of the Nepali Congress (Democratic) Mr Sher Bahadur Deuba Prime Minister and issued an order that the executive power of the Kingdom of Nepal shall be exercised pursuant to Article 35 of the constitution.
His Majesty has also directed Mr Deuba to recommend the formation of the Council of Ministers by incorporating, to the extent possible, all quarters and initiate elections to the House of Representatives within the year 2061 by maintaining, as far as possible, peace and security in the country in keeping with the aspiration of the Nepalese people, in whom sovereignty is vested.
His Majesty has also thanked the outgoing Prim Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa and other members of the Council of Ministers.
June 2, 2004