Nepal prime minister adds 19 new Cabinet ministers

AP News
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 10:23 AM

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's prime minister has added 19 new ministers to the Cabinet, giving some stability to his coalition government nearly two months after assuming office.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was elected last month but has run the government with only eight Cabinet ministers because the coalition partners could not agree on how many ministries each party should receive.

The new ministers took their oaths of office Wednesday administrated by President Bidhya Devi Bhadari.

Deuba is Nepal's 10th prime minister in 11 years.