President of Nepal

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President of Nepal
नेपालको राष्ट्रपति
Flag of Nepal.svg
Bidhya Devi Bhandari.jpg
Bidya Devi Bhandari

since 29 October 2015
Government of Nepal
Nepalese Armed Forces
StyleThe Right Honourable
Her Excellency
TypeHead of state
ResidenceRastrapati Bhawan
AppointerIndirect election
Term lengthFive years, renewable once consecutively
Inaugural holderRam Baran Yadav
Formation28 May 2008; 14 years ago (2008-05-28)
DeputyVice President of Nepal
WebsiteOffice of the President of Nepal

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]

Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (2007–present)[change | change source]

  Denotes Acting Head of State
No. Portrait Name
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
1 Girija Prasad Koirala (cropped).jpg Girija Prasad Koirala
15 January 2007 23 July 2008 Nepali Congress
2 Dr. Ram Baran Yadav.jpg Ram Baran Yadav
23 July 2008 29 October 2015 Nepali Congress
3 Parmanand Jha
29 October 2015 29 October 2015 Nepali Congress
4 Nanda Bahadur Pun
29 October 2015 29 October 2015 Nepali Congress
5 Vidhya Bhandari2.JPG Bidhya Devi Bhandari
29 October 2015 Incumbent Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist)

  1. Simultaneously served as Prime Minister, from 25 April 2006 – 18 August 2008