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Nepal's top court removes most of cabinet in blow to caretaker PM

Interim ruling comes as country deals with COVID and political turmoil

Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli speaks to Nikkei Asia in an online interview on May 21: The Supreme Court will begin on June 23 hearing challenges to Oli's dissolution of parliament.

KATHMANDU (Reuters) -- Nepal's Supreme Court delivered a fresh blow to embattled communist Prime Minister K.P.Sharma Oli by removing 20 recently appointed ministers, pending a ruling on whether a caretaker premier can make such sweeping cabinet changes.

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