Nepal has plunged into recent political turmoil as President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved parliament and fixed general elections in November amid a worsening COVID-19 outbreak. This surprise announcement came after a presidential statement revealed it. neither the caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli nor opposition leader Sher Bahadur Deuba were able to demonstrate a majority to form a new government by the previous deadline set by the President. A presidential statement revealed that “The president has dissolved the House of Representatives and ordered the first phase of general elections on November 12 and the second phase on November 19. The decision was made on the recommendation of the cabinet headed by caretaker Prime Minister Oli, whose December 2020 dissolution of parliament sparked weeks of protests and was reversed by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional in February.