Nepal elects Ram Chandra Paudel as its next president

Ram Chandra Paudel has been elected to serve as the new president of Nepal.

According to the Nepalese Election Commission, he received 33,800 electoral votes, while his opponent, Subash Chandra Nembwang, received 15,500 votes.

As Nepal’s new president, he will take over from Bidya Devi Bhandari.

In addition, he held the positions of President of Nepal, Cabinet Minister, and Deputy Prime Minister.

He held the positions of general secretary from 2005 to 2007, vice president from 2007 to 2015, and acting president from 1980 to 2005 of the Nepali Congress Tanhu District Committee.

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