President of Nepal

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President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपालको राष्ट्रपति
Emblem of Nepal (2008–2020).svg
Vidhya Bhandari2.JPG
Bidhya Devi Bhandari

since 29 October 2015
StyleThe Right Honourable
ResidenceRastrapati Bhawan
AppointerIndirect election
Term lengthFive years
renewable once, consecutively
Inaugural holderRam Baran Yadav
Formation28 May 2008; 13 years ago (2008-05-28)
DeputyVice President of Nepal
SalaryNPR 1,09,410 (monthly)[1]

The President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (Nepali: नेपालको राष्ट्रपति, Nēpālakō rāṣṭrapati) is the head of state of Nepal and commander in chief of the Nepalese Armed Forces. The office was created in May 2008 after the country was declared as a republic.

The first President of Nepal was Ram Baran Yadav. The current president is Bidhya Devi Bhandari, elected in October 2015.

List of presidents of Nepal[change | change source]

Acting Head of state

Portrait Party Took office Left office
Girija Prasad Koirala
Girija Prasad Koirala (cropped).jpg Nepali Congress 15 January 2007
(Monarchy abolished
on 28 May 2008)
23 July 2008
Presidents of Nepal
Portrait Party Elected Took office Left office Vice President Votes
1 Ram Baran Yadav
Dr. Ram Baran Yadav.jpg Nepali Congress 2008 23 July 2008 29 October 2015 Parmanand Jha
308 / 601

(2nd round)
2 Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Vidhya Bhandari2.JPG Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) 2015 29 October 2015 14 March 2018 Nanda Kishor Pun
327 / 601
2018 14 March 2018 Incumbent
(Term expires on 14 March 2023)
39,275 / 52,569

References[change | change source]

  1. "Salary of President". Naya Patrika. 17 July 2013. Archived from the original on 17 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.