Ramshay Yadav elected third Vice President of Nepal

Ramshay Yadav elected third Vice President of Nepal


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The 52-year-old leader of the Janata Samajwadi Party got 30,328 votes from 184 federal and 329 provincial representatives, The Kathmandu Post reported. The Election Commission has not yet announced the results officially.

Ramshay Yadav, leader of Madhes region of Nepal, has been elected as the third Vice President of the country. The counting of votes for the election to the post was completed on Friday. Yadav was backed by Nepal’s eight-party ruling coalition and defeated CPN-UML’s Aastha Lakshmi Shakya and Janmat Party’s Mamta Jha. The 52-year-old leader of the Janata Samajwadi Party got 30,328 votes from 184 federal and 329 provincial representatives, The Kathmandu Post reported. The Election Commission has not yet announced the results officially.

The report said that apart from his own party, the people’s representatives of the Nepali Congress, CPN-Maoist Center and CPN-Unified Socialist voted in his favour. It said Shakya got the votes of 104 federal and 169 provincial representatives, while Jha got 23 federal and 15 provincial representatives. Yadav, a leader from the Madhes region, will replace outgoing Vice President Nand Bahadur Pun, who has completed his term.

Most of the people of the Madhesi community living in the southern Terai region of Nepal are of Indian origin. The total value of the votes of 332 members of the Federal Parliament and 550 members of the Provincial Assemblies is 52,628. A candidate needs 26,315 votes to win. This is the third election for the post of Vice President since Nepal adopted the federal democratic republic system in the year 2008. The term of the Vice President is five years. Yadav started his political journey in 1990 with the Nepal Sadbhavana Party. He was the founder general secretary of the Madhesi Jan Adhikar Forum and had an active role in the first Madhesh movement (2007). Yadav was elected to the House of Representatives from Bara-2 in the elections held in November last year.

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