President of Nepal

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President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
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Dr. Ram Baran Yadav.jpg
Ram Baran Yadav

since 23 July 2008
Style The Right Honourable
Residence Shital Niwas
Appointer Indirect Election
Term length Five years
Inaugural holder Ram Baran Yadav
Formation 28 May 2008; 7 years ago (2008-05-28)
Deputy Vice President of Nepal
Salary NPR 1,09,410 (monthly)[1]
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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[edit]

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)[edit]

Portrait Name
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office Days
Girija P koirala.jpg Acting Head of State Girija Prasad Koirala
15 January 2007 23 July 2008 740 Nepali Congress
1 Dr. Ram Baran Yadav.jpg President Ram Baran Yadav
23 July 2008 Incumbent 2629 Nepali Congress

Latest election[edit]

Presidential election[2]

Candidate Parties Votes (first round) Votes (second round)
Ram Baran Yadav Nepali Congress
Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)
Madhesi Janadhikar Forum [3]
283 308
Ramraja Prasad Singh Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) 270 282
Invalid votes 24

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