Vice President of Nepal


Vice President of Nepal

) constitutes the deputy head of State of the country of Nepal and was created when the Nepalese monarchy was abolished in May 2008.

Under the [http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Nepal_Interim_Constitution2007.pdf 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. [See Clause 159 of the [http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Nepal_Interim_Constitution2007.pdf interim constitution] ] On 28 May 2008 the Assembly had voted to abolish the monarchy. [ [http://www.nepalnews.com/archive/2008/may/may28/news18.php Nepal becomes a federal democratic republic] , "Nepalnews.com", 2008-05-28, accessed on 2008-07-20]

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 was 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)

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The Vice President is to be formally addressed as 'His Excellency'. [ [http://www.kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=154593 eKantipur.com - Nepal's No.1 News Portal ] ]

Vice Presidents of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

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