Ram Chandra Poudel : New President Of Nepal
Ram Chandra Poudel, a veteran Nepali Congress leader and former Deputy Prime Minister, was elected as the new President of Nepal.
- He secured vote of 214 lawmakers of Parliament and 352 provincial assembly members.
- Poudel is the 3rd President of the country, succeeding Bidhya Devi Bhandari, whose tenure ended on March 12th.
- This is the third presidential election in Nepal since the country became a republic in 2008.
- The President of Nepal is elected by an electoral college, which consists of Members of Parliament and Members of the Provincial Assembly.
- The tenure for the post of President is 5 years from the date of the election.