KATHMANDU, March 10: The Election Commission (EC) is to submit a report along with the result of the presidential election held on Thursday to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday.

KATHMANDU, March 9: 800 out of 881 votes have been cast in the presidential election being held in New Baneshwar.

KATHMANDU, March 9: The Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) has participated in the presidential election. A meeting of the party officials and the parliamentary party held at the RSP office on Thursday decided to participate in the voting.

KATHMANDU, March 9: A total of 694 votes have been cast till 1:00 PM in the ongoing voting for the presidential election. The election officer's office said that 285 members of the federal parliament and 409 members of the provincial assemblies have voted in the election.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) has decided not to participate in the presidential election. A meeting of the party's central secretariat took a decision to this effect.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Voting for the presidential election has begun. Voting has started at separate polling stations for federal parliamentarians and provincial assembly members established in the Lhotse chamber of the parliament building in New Baneshwar.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Nepal got its first president through the voting on 19 July, 2008 after the country adopted the democratic republican system through the 2062/63 movements. Ram Baran Yadav was elected first president of the country.

KATHMANDU, March 9: The Election Commission (EC) has said that the preparations for the presidential election have been completed.

KATHMANDU, March 9: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has decided not to participate in the presidential election being held on Thursday.

Whose president, anyway?

March 9, 2023 07:03 am

The presidential election scheduled for Thursday marks yet another significant moment in Nepal's political history. Two candidates, namely Ram Chandra Poudel of Nepali Congress and Subash Chandra Nembang of CPN-UML, are vying for the post of the country’s head of the state. The president is elected by an electoral college composed of the members of the federal parliament and the provincial assemblies. It consists of 884 members, including 275 members of the House of Representatives (Lower House), 59 members of the National Assembly (Upper House), and 550 members of seven provincial assemblies. The weight of each vote varies according to the Federal law, with a member of the federal parliament's vote carrying 79 votes, and a member of the provincial assembly's vote carrying 48 votes. Together, there will be a total of 52,707 votes up for grabs. Since the Election Commission (EC) has announced that the final results of the voting will be made public within hours after the election is over, we can expect to have the country’s third president elected by late evening on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 6: The silent period for the presidential election scheduled for Thursday will start from 12 pm tonight.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: A meeting of the eight political parties, including the Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Centre), has formed a task force in view of the upcoming presidential election.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Two former Speakers of the House of Representatives (HoR) are set to contest for the presidential election scheduled for March 9 as the country’s national politics changes its course with CPN (Maoist Center) choosing to break the alliance with the CPN-UML barely in two months.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Top leaders of Loktantrik Samajwadi Party (LSP) are meeting Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has promised to the leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) to support an NC candidate in the presidential election.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: While discussions are going on that the next president should be elected on the basis of national consensus, the Maoist Center which is leading the current government, appears divided along two lines over the issue. While one group of the Maoist Center says that the country’s next president should be made from within the existing alliance, the other group insists that a person without any direct affiliation to a party should be made the president

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli have discussed the issue of presidential election.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The Election Commission has fixed the date for the election of the President and Vice President. The Commission has set the date for the election of the President to be held on Thursday 9th of March and the election of the Vice President to be held on Friday 17th of March.

WILMINGTON, Nov 8: Joe Biden used his first national address as president-elect to vow to heal a deeply divided nation, declaring it was time to “let this grim era of demonization in America begin to end” and reaching out to the millions of people who voted against him to say, “Let’s give each other a chance.”

My fellow Americans, the people of this nation have spoken.

WASHINGTON, Nov 8: Kamala Harris made history on Saturday with her election as Joe Biden’s vice president, becoming the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American to win the second highest U.S. office.

WILMINGTON, Del, Nov 7: With Democratic challenger Joe Biden taking a lead in Pennsylvania and Georgia and inching closer to victory in the U.S. presidential election on Friday, Republican President Donald Trump has turned to the courts to challenge votes in several states.

WASHINGTON, Nov 7: Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency Friday night after he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in critical battleground states.

WILMINGTON, Del./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden said on Wednesday he was headed toward a victory over President Donald Trump in the U.S. election after claiming the pivotal Midwestern states of Wisconsin and Michigan, while the Republican incumbent opened a multi-pronged attack on vote counts by pursuing lawsuits and a recount.

WASHINGTON, Nov 4: Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas has defeated Democrat MJ Hegar in his hardest-fought reelection battle in almost two decades.

WASHINGTON, Nov 3: More than 95 million Americans had cast their votes in the 2020 presidential election by Monday, according to a tally by the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida, a harbinger of what is expected to be the highest turnout of modern times.

TAMPA, Oct 29: President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican’s pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day.

WASHINGTON, Oct 28: More than 70 million Americans have cast ballots in the U.S. presidential election, more than half the total turnout of the 2016 election with one week to go until Election Day, according to a Tuesday tally from the U.S. Elections Project.

PHILADELPHIA/WASHINGTON, Sept 21: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden urged Senate Republicans not to vote on any candidate nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court as the November election nears, calling President Donald Trump’s plan an “exercise of raw political power.”

WASHINGTON, April 30:  President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he believes China’s handling of the coronavirus is proof that Beijing “will do anything they can” to make him lose his re-election bid in November.

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, Dec 30: Two former prime ministers of Guinea-Bissau faced a runoff presidential election Sunday after the incumbent failed to reach the second round in the tumultuous West African country once described by the United Nations as a narco-state.

COLOMBO, Nov 17: Sri Lanka’s former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was set to become president after his main rival conceded defeat on Sunday in an election that came months after bombings by Islamist militants threw the country into turmoil.

COLOMBO, Nov 16: Sri Lankans trickled into polling centres early on Saturday to choose a new president for the island-nation still struggling to recover from Easter Sunday attacks on hotels and churches that have heavily weighed on its tourism-dependent economy.

COLOMBO, Nov 15: Sri Lanka will pick a new president in a vote on Saturday that comes months after Easter Sunday attacks by Islamic State that raised fears over the safety of the tiny island, undermined investor confidence and choked its economy.

KABUL, Sept 29: Afghanistan’s presidential election turnout is unofficially estimated at a little over 2 million voters, an election commission official said on Sunday.

TUNIS, Sept 15: Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy’s economic ills dominating the agenda.

GUATEMALA CITY, June 17: Center-left candidate Sandra Torres took an early lead in Guatemala’s presidential election on Sunday but was well short of an outright majority and will likely face a major test from a conservative challenger in a run-off.

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JAKARTA, May 22: Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate clashed with security forces in the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, burning vehicles and throwing rocks at police using tear gas and rubber bullets.

JAKARTA, May 20: Police rolled out more barbed wire on Monday to tighten security outside Indonesia’s election agency and readied armored trucks and water cannons to quell any civil unrest when official results of a presidential poll are released this week. With the General Election Commission (KPU) set to declare its count from last month’s election by Wednesday, authorities have detained dozens of militant Islamists suspected of planning attacks to create mayhem during demonstrations.

KIEV, April 21: A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine’s president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday’s election.

Awash in corruption, plagued by a war with Russia-backed separatists, reliant on international institutions for billions of dollars in aid, Ukraine presents stern challenges for its next president.

Television comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy is the frontrunner in Ukraine’s presidential election race, but opinion polls suggest that no candidate will get close to the 50 percent of votes needed to win in a first round. In an example of life imitating art, the 41-year-old Zelenskiy – who plays Ukraine’s president in popular TV series Servant of the People – finds himself surging ahead of his main rivals in the run-up to the March 31 vote.

KANO, Feb 16: Nigeria’s electoral commission delayed the presidential election until February 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday.

BRASILIA, Oct 8: Far-right Congressman and former Army captain Jair Bolsonaro won nearly half the votes in Brazil’s first-round presidential election on Sunday, as voters’ anger at corruption drove a major shift to the right in Latin America’s largest nation.