Nepal to hold presidential election on 13 March; vice-presidential election to follow a week later
Nepal will hold its presidential election on 13 March, the Election Commission (EC) announced on Friday.
Kathmandu: Nepal will hold its presidential election on 13 March, the Election Commission (EC) announced on Friday.
The election body set the date for the election after EC officials held separate meetings with political party leaders including Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Thursday, according to the Commission spokesman Navaraj Dhakal.
The new President and Vice-President is elected through voting by the Electoral College comprising parliamentarians of the Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies, a month after the formation of Federal Parliament as per the constitutional provisions, reports Xinhua news agency.
"There will be a separate election to choose new vice president a week after the presidential election," EC Spokesman Dhakal said.
The tenures of current President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun will be over soon, who were elected to the posts in October 2015.
The presidential election comes more than two months after the Himalayan nation held landmark Federal Parliament and Provincial Assembly elections simultaneously in two phases in November and December 2017.
'Priyanka Gandhi Vadra should be Congress chief. Rahul Gandhi says, nobody from Gandhi family should become one. Women become a part of that family where they go after marriage. Today, she's Vadra family's daughter-in-law, not a part of Gandhi family,' Congress MP Abdul Khaleque said
The last time the party had a non-Gandhi chief was in 1996 when Sitaram Kesri defeated Sharad Pawar and Rajesh Pilot.
Tharoor's close aide Aalim Javeri collected the forms from the office of the party's central election authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi on the first day of the start of the nomination process