Nepal Vice President: Ramshay Prasad Yadav elected as the new Vice President of Nepal
Nepal New Vice President: Nepal Election Commission has announced that Ramshay Prasad Yadav has been elected as the new Vice President of Nepal. He is a Madhesi leader.
Nepal Election Commission has announced that Ramshay Prasad Yadav has been elected as the new Vice President of Nepal. He is a Madhesi leader. Ramshay Prasad Yadav is the third Vice President of Nepal. Ramshay Prasad Yadav from Janata Samaj Party, Ashta Lakshmi Shakya from CPN-UML, Pramila Yadav from Janmat Party and Mamta Jha were involved in the race for the post of Vice President in Nepal. But Ramshay Prasad Yadav left everyone behind and created a new history. For the post of Vice President, Ramshay Prasad Yadav received the support of seven parties including the three main parties of the Nepali Congress, CPN-Maoist Center and CPN-Unified Socialist. Because of the support of these seven parties, he was elected to the post of Vice President. The Madhesi community in Nepal's southern Terai region is mostly of Indian origin.
The meeting of political parties held at the official residence of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' in Kathmandu on Wednesday to evolve a consensus on the candidate for the post of Vice President was inconclusive. In the midst of the elections, Pramila Yadav announced the withdrawal of her candidature and supported Ramshay Yadav. However, despite his announcement, his candidature was not officially withdrawn before the Election Commission released the final list of candidates on Sunday.
Like the President in Nepal, the Vice President is also elected on the basis of a weighted voting system. In which there is an electoral college. It consists of members of the federal parliament (House of Representatives and the National Assembly) and provincial assemblies.
In Nepal, the votes of 332 electors of the federal parliament and 550 electors of provincial assemblies have a total weight of 52,628. Thus a candidate needs to get at least 26,315 votes to win the election. This was the third vice-presidential election in Nepal since it adopted the federal democratic republic system in 2008. The term of the Vice President is five years.