Nepal stares at a showdown over appointment of anti-graft watchdog chief

Prem Kumar Rai. Pic courtesy:

New Delhi, Dec 16: A showdown is expected in Nepal over the possible appointment of former Home Secretary Prem Kumar Rai as the next chief of the top anti graft watchdog.

On Tuesday, President, Bidya Devi Bhandari signed an executive order to reduce the quorum for meetings of the prime minister headed constitutional council that is empowered to appoint officials of constitutional bodies such as the Investigation of Abuse Authority. 

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