Ram Chandra Paudel elected as the third President of Nepal, won by over 15,000 votes
On Thursday, Senior Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudel was elected as the third president of Nepal.
Backed by a ruling alliance and supported by nine political parties, Poudel defeated veteran communist leader Subash Chandra Nembang who the CPN-UML solely backed. Poudel secured 33,802 electoral college votes. According to the Election Commission of Nepal, as many as 214 federal and 352 provincial lawmakers voted for Poudel.
Another candidate, Nembang bagged 15,518 electoral college votes. As many as 96 federal and 162 provincial lawmakers voted in his favour.
Poudel, 79, the former speaker and deputy prime minister, and veteran democratic leader has been active in politics for six decades.
Poudel is the third presidential election in Nepal since the country became a republic in 2008.
The tenure of the current president, Bidya Devi Bhandari, will end on March 12. The term of office of the President is for five years and an individual can be elected for the post for only two terms.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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They should have elected Indian Pappu who can solve their border issues with China and he is young & unemployed also.
Aspiring position at 79 years age ? when he should be preparing for next life