KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Chandra Dhakal has been elected as Senior Vice President of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry(FNCCI).
Dhakal made it to the post defeating his nearest rival Kishor Pradhan during the voting held on Saturday to elect a new Senior Vice President of the umbrella organizations of businesses across the country.
The election paves way for Dhakal to become the 20th President of the FNCCI. As the incumbent senior vice president automatically gets elected as the President of the FNCCI, the incumbent senior vice president Shekhar Golchha will now head the FNCCI and succeed President Bhawani Rana.
Vice president (Industry/Commerce) Kishore Kumar Pradhan and another vice president (Association) Chandra Prasad Dhakal contested the election to become the upcoming senior vice president and replace Golchha as the next president. They have jumped into the fray by forming their own panel.
Dhakal has secured 522 percent votes in the Associate, while his rival Pradhan secured 375 votes in the group that carries a weightage of 30 percent votes overall. Similarly, Dhakal secured 59 percent votes and his rival Pradhan secured 39 percent votes in the commodity group that has a weightage of 20 percent of the total votes.
In the district-municipal group that has a weightage of 50 percent of the total votes, Dhakal secured 52, while Pradhan bagged 53 votes.
Dhakal was able to secure a total of 54.23 percent of the total votes cast by securing 12.04 percent votes in the commodity, 24.76 percent in industry/commerce, and 17.4 percent in the associate group. His rival Pradhan was able to secure a total of 54.74 percent votes.
In the election results announced on Saturday night itself, Vice President Anjan Shrestha (commodity) and Ram Chandra Shanghai (district/municipal) from the Pradhan panel were declared winners.
Voting to elect the new executive committee of the FNCCI was held in three different places in Kathmandu. Keeping in view the risk of coronavirus infection, the FNCCI had set three election venues at Nepal Academy in Kamaladi, Karki Banquet in Babarmahal, and FNCCI’s head office in Teku.
A total of 119 candidates were vying for a post in the executive committee including the senior vice president, three vice presidents, and 43 executive committee members. Over a thousand delegates cast their votes to elect the new executive committee of the umbrella organizations of the business community across the country.