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:

KATHMANDU, March 2: Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader and presidential candidate Ramchandra Paudel has said that everyone has confidence in him as a presidential candidate.

KATHMANDU, March 2: CPN-UML presidential candidate Subash Chandra Nemwang has sought votes from CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to enforce the Election Code of Conduct, 2079, for the election of the President and Vice President from 1st March to 19th March.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Nepali Congress (NC) has sent a letter to all political parties represented in the federal parliament, asking for votes for the presidential candidate Ram Chandra Paudel. The presidential election will be held on March 9th.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to field its candidate for the upcoming election for president.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that efforts to forge national consensus on the president will continue.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Several UML leaders have expressed their interests to become the next head of the state even as a section of the party leadership is in mood to give continuity to the current president, Bidya Devi Bhandari.

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PARIS, May 8: Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.

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Sherpa retains basketball presidency

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KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Lama Tendi Sherpa has been elected to lead Nepal Basketball Association (NBA) for the third time in a row on Friday.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Incumbent ANFA Acting President Narendra Shrestha and vice president Karma Tsering Sherpa are set to vie for the post of president in the upcoming elections of the football governing body of Nepal scheduled for October 24.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 1:  The permanent ouster of deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff byBrazil's Senate means that a man who is arguably just as unpopular is now faced with trying to ease the wounds of a divided nation mired in recession.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Former vice president of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Tashi Ghale, who is also a former president of A division outfit Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC), announced his candidacy for the post of ANFA president on Monday. Ghale made such announcement during a program organized by MMC to introduce newly-appointed executive committee of the club and felicitation program of graduates of the recently held AFC A license course.

MADRID, July 20: Angel Maria Villar, UEFA's longest-serving vice president, is standing in the election to succeed Michel Platini as the head of European soccer.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Man Bahadur Neupane has retained the position of president of Nepal Rafting and Canoeing Association through an elective general assembly held in the capital on Friday.