Nepal elects Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav as new vice president

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Kathmandu, March 17. Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav of the Janata Samajwadi Party (People’s Socialist Party) has been elected as Nepal’s new vice-president.

In the vice-presidential election held today inside the International Conference Centre in Kathmandu, Yadav received 30,328 votes and became the third vice-president of the country.

Yadav received 14,536 votes from 184 MPs of the Federal Parliament and 15,792 votes from 329 members of the Provincial Assembly. He defeated Ashtalakshmi Shakya of the KP Oli-led CPN-UML party and Mamta Jha of CK Raut’s Janamat Party.

A total of 313 members of the Federal Parliament and 518 provincial assembly members took part in the voting process. The voting was held between 10 am to 3 pm inside the Lhotse hall of the conference center.

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