President of Nepal
|President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal|
|Style||The Right Honourable|
|Term length||Five years|
|Inaugural holder||Ram Baran Yadav|
|Formation||28 May 2008|
|Deputy||Vice President of Nepal|
|Salary||NPR 1,09,410 (monthly)|
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The President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (Nepali: राष्ट्रपति) is the head of state of Nepal. The office was created after the country was declared a republic in May 2008. The current head of state of Nepal is President Ram Baran Yadav, elected in July 2008. The President is to be formally addressed as "The Right Honourable (Nepali: सम्माननीय) ."
History of the Presidency
Under the Interim Constitution adopted in January 2007, all powers of governance were removed from the King of Nepal, and the Nepalese Constituent Assembly elected in the 2008 Constituent Assembly election was to decide in its first meeting whether to continue the monarchy or to declare a republic. During the suspension of the monarchy, Girija Prasad Koirala, then Prime Minister of Nepal, acted as Head of State. On 28 May 2008, the Assembly voted to abolish the monarchy. Koirala continued acting as Head of State until Yadav was sworn in as President in July 2008.
Presidents of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (2008–Present)
|Term of Office||Political Party|
|Took Office||Left Office||Days|
|—||Acting Head of State Girija Prasad Koirala
|15 January 2007||23 July 2008||740||Nepali Congress|
|1||President Ram Baran Yadav
|23 July 2008||Incumbent||2537||Nepali Congress|
|Candidate||Parties||Votes (first round)||Votes (second round)|
|Ram Baran Yadav||Nepali Congress
Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)
Madhesi Janadhikar Forum 
|Ramraja Prasad Singh||Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)||270||282|
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