Posted on 21/07/2008
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Dr. Ram Baran Yadav
Maoists leader Prachanda (right) congratulates newly elected President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav in Kathmandu on Monday. Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai looks on. Photo: AFP

Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary candidate Dr. Ram Baran Yadav has become the first president of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, securing a comfortable majority in the presidential run-off held on Monday, July 22, 2008. Constituent Assembly (CA) chairman K. B. Gurung announced in the CA meeting this evening that Dr. Yadav had been elected president by a simple majority.

Dr Yadav, gained 308 out of 590 votes on Monday’s presidential run-off, while his opponent Maoist-backed Ram Raja Prasad Singh got 282 votes. Yadav was supported by CPN (UML), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum, CPN (ML), Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Nepal Workers and Peasants Party, CPN (United), Rastriya Janamorcha, Rastriya Janashakti Party and a few other fringe parties.The 61-year-old president elect hails from Dhanusha district and was the general secretary of the Congress party. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 10/04/2008
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People lining up for voting at one of the polling station in Kathmandu

People lining up for voting at one of the polling station in Kathmandu

Amid all the rumors, speculations and street talking, the Constitutional Assembly Election in Nepal has finally taken off. Today our country has started the voting process to decide the future of Nepal and the future of the people who will be ruling the country.

Former US President Jimmy Carter, in the course of observing a polling center in a Patan constituency no. 3, termed today’s election as a “ground-breaking event“.

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