KATHAMANDU: Ram Chandra Paudel, a senior Nepali Congress leader has been elected as new President of Nepal. In the voting, Poudel was elected to the post with 33,802 votes by defeating CPN-UML Vice-chair Subash Chandra Nembang, who got 15,518 votes.
A total of 313 members of the Federal Parliament and 518 provincial assembly members took part in the vote on Thursday. The vote weightage of the federal MP is 79 and of the provincial assembly member is 48. Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Poudel was a joint candidate of CPN (Maoist Center), CPN (Unified Socialist), Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal, Loktantrik Samajbadi Party Nepal, Janmat Party, Nagarik Unmukti Party, Rastriya Janamorcha and Nepal Samajbadi Party along with his party, the Nepali Congress.