Nepal president dissolves parliament, new election in November

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    Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari has dissolved parliament and set a date for elections.

    Anger over caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s handling of the COVID outbreak has added to what was already a political deadlock.

    Oli lost a vote of confidence in parliament this month, and some accuse him of fuelling the COVID crisis – he has repeated claims that COVID is no worse than the flu .

    Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports.

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