Ram Chandra Paudel elected as the new President of Nepal

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On 9 March 2023, senior Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Paudel has been elected as the new President of Nepal.

News Overview

  • Ram Chandra Paudel got votes by 214 MPs of Parliament and 352 Members of Provincial Assemblies.

  • The President is elected by an electoral college consisting of members of the provincial assemblies and the federal parliament.

  • The total number of electors for the presidential election in Nepal is 882, including 332 members of the parliament as well as 550 members of the provincial assemblies of the 7 provinces.

  • He will succeed Bidya Devi Bhandari as the head of state of Nepal.

About Ram Chandra Paudel

  • He also served as the Deputy Prime Minister, Cabinet Minister and President of Nepal.

  • He served as the Vice President of Nepali Congress Tanhu District Committee in 1980, General Secretary in 2005, Vice President in 2007 and Acting President of the party in 2015.

  • Ram Chandra Paudel served as Minister of Local Development in May 1991, Minister of Agriculture in 1992 and Speaker from December 1994 to March 1999.

About Nepal

  • The kingdom of Nepal was established by the Shah dynasty.

  • It is a landlocked country in South Asia.

  • Prime Minister: Pushpa Kamal Dahal

  • Capital: Kathmandu

  • Currency: Nepalese Rupee

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