October 18, 2019 11:18 AM NPT
By: Hom Lamsal
KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Kumar Pant has been elected as the global president of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA).
Amid hullabaloo, Pant emerged victorious after an election held on Thursday in course of the 9th NRNA Global Conference in Kathmandu. Pant defeated Kul Acharya by 147 votes. Pant garnered 1217 votes while Acharya received 1070 votes.
Pant is a Nepali entrepreneur based in Germany. He served as the global vice-president of the NRNA for the past two years.
Dr. Badri KC, Sonam Lama, Arjun Shrestha, and Mana KC have been elected the new vice presidents of the NRNA.
Likewise, Dr. Hem Raj Sharma has been elected as the general secretary. Gauri Joshi and RK Sharma are the new secretaries. Mahesh Shrestha and Lokraj Dahal have been elected as treasurer and co-treasurer respectively.
However, the NRNA election committee has yet to make the election results public. As many as 76 candidates were contesting for 42 posts and representatives from 81 countries attended the NRNA assembly.