Ram Chandra Poudel sworn in as third president of Nepal
Newly elected President Ram Chandra Paudel on Monday took an oath of office and secrecy.
President Paudel was sworn in before acting Chief Justice Hari Krishna Karki amid a special function at the president’s office Sheetal Niwas.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Speaker Dev Raj Ghimire, National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina and other high-ranking government officials were also present on the occasion.
Nepali Congress senior leader Paudel was elected the third President of the country on March 9 Thursday, defeating Subas Chandra Nembang of the CPN-UML. Out of 52,628 weightage-based votes, Paudel secured 33,802 while Nembang got 15,518 votes.