Nepali Congress leader Ramchandra Paudel and UML Vice-chair Subash Chandra Nembang are the two candidates in the presidential election slated for March 9. While Paudel has the support of eight parties, so far, Nembang is backed by only the UML. With the presidential election less than a week away, Republica’s Pushpa Bhatta caught up with Nembang for an interview. Excerpts:

ILAM, Nov 26: CPN-UML candidate Subash Chandra Nembang has been elected as a member of House of Representatives (HoR) from Ilam-2. Nembang was elected by defeating Nepali Congress(NC) candidate Dambar Bahadur Khadka with a thin margin of 114 votes.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The government has expedited consultation with the main opposition party to endorse the citizenship bill through parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Lawyers have recited the statement made by chairman of the Constituent Assembly, Subhash Chandra Nembang, that “the Prime Minister does not have the right to dissolve parliament as per the constitution” during the ongoing hearing on the writ petitions registered at the Supreme Court against the dissolution of the House of Representatives by PM KP Oli.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Leaders of the former Maoist faction within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) are miffed with their leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal for what they describe as 'trading' the position of House speaker for the post of party executive chairperson.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: A seven-member parliamentary special committee was formed on Monday to find ways to end an ongoing impasse in the parliament.