Vice President of Nepal
|Vice President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal|
|Term length||Five years|
|Inaugural holder||Parmanand Jha|
|Formation||28 May 2008|
The position of Vice President of Nepal (Nepali: उपराष्ट्रपति) constitutes the deputy head of state of Nepal and was created when the Nepalese monarchy was abolished in May 2008. The current vice-president of Nepal is Nanda Kishor Pun.
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 Nepalese Constituent Assembly election, 2008 was to decide in its first meeting whether to continue the monarchy or to declare a republic. On 28 May 2008 the Assembly had voted to abolish the monarchy.
The Fifth Amendment to the Interim Constitution established that the President, Vice-President, Prime Minister and Constituent Assembly chairman and vice-chairman would all be elected on the basis of a "political understanding". However, if one were not forthcoming, they could be elected by a simple majority.
The first election was the Nepalese presidential election, 2008. The parties failed to agree on candidates for President or Vice President so an election took place. Parmananda Jha of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum was elected with the support of the Nepali Congress and the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)
The Vice President is to be formally addressed as 'His Excellency'.
Vice Presidents of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (2008–present)
|Portrait||Elected||Took office||Left office||President|
|Nepali presidential election of 2008||23 July 2008||31 October 2015||Ram Baran Yadav|
|2||Nanda Kishor Pun
|Nepali presidential election of 2015||31 October 2015||Incumbent||Bidhya Devi Bhandari|
|Nanda Kishor Pun||Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)||325|
|Amiya Kumar Yadav||Nepali Congress||212|
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- See Clause 159 of the interim constitution
- Nepal becomes a federal democratic republic, Nepalnews.com, 2008-05-28, accessed on 2008-07-20
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