Ram Baran Yadav is the First President of Republic Nepal

Dr Ram Baran Yadav, Nepali Congress General Secretary, has been elected the first President of the republic of Nepal in the presidential run-off held today in the Constituent Assembly. Yadav, backed by a coalition of NC, UML, MPRF and other fringe parties the CA, got 308 votes-almost a dozen more than needed for the simple majority- while his rival Ram Raja Prasad Singh, who was considered the Maoist candidate for the presidency, ended up with 282 votes. 590 out of 594 lawmakers had cast their votes in the president poll run-off that kicked off at around 8 and ended at around 11 this morning, according to the Election Commissioner’s office.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao answers question relating to Nepal: On July 22, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao answered one question regarding to the election of President and Vice President of Nepal. His answer is as follows:

We have noticed that the Constituent Assembly of Nepal has elected the first President and Vice President in history, and the Chinese side is happy to this and expresses its congratulations to the newly elected President Mr. Ram Yadav and Vice President Mr. Paramananda Jha. China, as good neighbor, good friend and good partner of Nepal, sincerely hopes that the peace process of Nepal could keep going ahead, and Nepal could realize political stability, economic development and ethnic unity as well.

July 22, 2008
U.S. Congratulates CA and the People of Nepal on Election of a President: The United States congratulates the members of the Constituent Assembly and the people of Nepal on the successful election of a President, Dr. Ram Baran Yadav. With a President, and a Vice President, duly elected, the Constituent Assembly can now undertake the next essential steps in the formation of a new government to provide the services and security the people deserve, and to begin the simultaneous work of drafting a new constitution.

Local European Union Heads of Mission congratulates newly elected President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal: European Union Heads of Mission in Kathmandu warmly congratulates the first President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, on his election on 21st July 2008, Right Honourable Dr Ram Varan YADAV. This is a historic day. It is a decisive moment the democratic process and building the stable, prosperous future that the people of Nepal justly deserve. The European Union assures the people of Nepal of their continuing support, to help them secure peace, democracy and development.

The re-election was held as none of the candidates reached the magic number, 298, in the first round of election of President on Saturday (19 July). MPRF candaite Parmananda Jha was elected vice president on that day. Supporters of NC candidate Dr Yadav had gathered at the Constituent Assembly hall in New Baneshwor in the capital to celebrate his victory.

National People’s Front Nepal, Nepal Workers and Peasants Party, CPN-United and Chure Bhawar Rastriya Ekata Party who had previously boycotted the Saturday’s election to pick the president and vice president participated in today’s poll. Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, who has four CA members, refrained from the poll run-off today as well. Dr Yadav had received 283 out of total 573 votes cast while Singh gained 270 votes.

The chances of NC candidate Dr Yadav’s victory had gotten stronger after different fringe parties expressed their support for him. CPN-UML and Madhesi People’s Rights Forum (MPRF) maintained their positions favouring Dr Yadav, while the National People’s Front Nepal (NPFN) and the Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) who had previously boycotted Saturday’s election also voted the NC presidential candidate. Likewise, the Chure Bhawar Rastriya Ekata Party, Loktatrik Samajwadi Dal and Nepal Pariwar Dal who have one member each in the CA have supported him. Even the two independent CA members had announced to vote in favour of Dr Yadav. Similarly, CPN-ML, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, CPN-United and Rastriya Janashakti Party who have nine, eight, five and three members respectively in the CA expressed solidarity to NC candidate Dr Yadav. Amik Sherchan of People’s Front Nepal and Shyam Sundar Gupta of Nepal Sadbhawana Party-Anandidevi have also announced to vote for Dr Yadav.

On the other hand, Maoist candidate Singh has the support of 226 Maoist lawmakers, 21 Terai-Madhes Democratic Party, nine Sadbhawana Party, two Sadbhwana Party-Anandidevi, seven People’s Front Nepal, two Nepal Janta Dal and one Dalit Janajati Party lawmaker.





166 responses to “Ram Baran Yadav is the First President of Republic Nepal”

  1. geeta Avatar

    oh finally… the history is created… the students have to learn his name by heart!!

  2. st Avatar

    yes, hopefully they dont have to forget it as well.

  3. Ramesh Tamang Avatar

    It really great history in Nepal. But The most important this is not only the President because now we all Nepali want long time peace nothing other esle..

  4. Ramesh Tamang Avatar

    It really great history in Nepal. But The most important this is not only the President because now we all Nepali want long time peace nothing other esle..


  5. Ashish Dahal Avatar

    Actually we used to hear and read in the history Dharmakar was the first king of the nepal.But now the world has got chance to see the first president of NEPAl after the long hiccups.But now this will be written in the history of nepal.The first president is from the JANAKPUR…MITHILA RAJYA…The history teachers will find important question.The question would be,’who was the first president of NEPAL?” or may be the question will be” Discuss about Ram Baran yadav brief.”Really it looks funny now but Nepalese people have got the first president of nepal under the leadership of NEPALI CONGRESS.

    Many many congrats to our leader .

    We must thank Girija Prasad Koirala without whose blessings RB would never have thought of being the president of NEPAL.

    But there are many obstacles to him.He has just got the post.It depends on him how he reacts with the situation and continue the peace process in the NEPAL.

  6. Mukesh Jha Avatar
    Mukesh Jha

    Till when Girija Babu is there, Nothing bad or good will happen to this country, it will be in same condition.
    Why these leaders can not understand that they are not public choice????
    They just come over the public as burdain, even in republic the same face , same style, nothing gonna happane, therefore we must need AUTONOMOUS.
    Madheshi brothers, they will continue the fight like CATS and DOGS, if you want to develop, be apart from these CANCERS. Make your own way, Self rulling state.

  7. Tori Maikey Saar Avatar
    Tori Maikey Saar

    Mukesh baa,
    Make self ruling state and hand over to, your maternal uncle’s home country,India, right? Madhesi party (MJF) selected corrupt person to become the vice president, can’t you see that. Or Girija is behind that, too? Ram Baran is hated by secessionists and anarchist madhesis like you, coz he is not willing to make terai a part of your maternal uncle’s country. Don’t divert the topic, we what anarchists like yourself have in mind and play the game.

  8. Himesh Avatar

    I think Dr. Ram Baran Yadav is the right choice for the post of the president of Nepal. i am impressed by his academic credential as well as his stance for national integrity.

  9. Mukesh Jha Avatar
    Mukesh Jha

    Hi, himesh,
    Can you count me some points how can you say that Dr RB Yadav is the right choice for the post of the President of Nepal??????

  10. ram Avatar

    Hi all peace-loving folks!!

    I think this guy named Mukesh Jha talks too much and is responsible for spreading hate against People of pahade origin. He does not know the importance of co-existance and harmony among various ethenic groups for the integrity of Nepal. What shall we do to shut his stupid mouth up?

  11. Himesh Avatar

    Mukesh Jha:

    Then you tell me who you think would be the right choice for the post of the president?

  12. bipin Avatar

    Mukesh Jha:

    Your english is horrible. It looks like you do not even know the basic rules of english grammer. You better start writing in Hindi. This is what happens when you buy your academic certificate from Mujjafarpur.

  13. Manas Avatar

    It is great day for Nepal. We are ahead of the US chosing the frist president of the country from minority group. I am proud and hopful that we will play a important role in spreading concept of inclusive in the world. We will be a example for many underdevelop countries that is struggling to move toward democratic system due to the ethinic division. Mr. Yadev you made a history. Congratulation!! Also, Kudo to Nepali Congress, UML and other democratic parties who have not given up the hope.

  14. guyfromktm Avatar

    regardless of the credentials of RB Yadav- one thing is for sure– the outcomes today has increasingly made it likely that teacher turned terrorist Pushpa Kamal Dahal may be moved from one bhitta to another now– from being a Bhittey rstrapati to being a Bhittey Prime Minister and ceremonial Baburam will become even more ceremonial. And the YCL will just go on rampage. We will move from Monarchy to complete anarchy.

  15. guyfromktm Avatar

    there may be one caveat– giddey Koirala might look at this as yet another option for him to become the PM of Nepal… and that will spell disaster for this fragile coalition that has jsut developed and will allow the Maoists to make a strong comeback. So, now the fate of the Maoists is strangely in the hands of selfish and corrupt Giddey Koirala who was given a clear mandate by the people to retire by defeating 10 out of his 11 cronies and relatives. When will Geiddey ever learn? Some one should pull his pipes out before he raises his aspirations to again become the PM and save this country.

  16. Know it all Avatar
    Know it all

    What’s your academic credentials? This is a discussion forum so there is no need to act like a prick and show off your “supposedly” advance english writing skills.

  17. Om Avatar

    Regardless of the outcome of this election, Nepalese still failed to establish system, and because of that, majoriy of Nepalese are still in dark. Nepalese failed to establish:

    (1) System requiring candidates to provide with their contributions to the development of Nepal
    (2) System requiring candidates’ vision.
    (3) System requiring candidates to prove 100% loyalty to Nepal.

  18. Tori Maikey Saar Avatar
    Tori Maikey Saar

    Herey burlel mukeshba,
    ek pauwa paidhleli ta kabil bhyageli rey? mamiyahar banawikey chhey ki rey nepal key? kathila biharrey nairhaechi?

  19. ali Avatar

    how can u blame a person for his language?this is just a forum, u can argue and don’t go for grammatical mistakes.
    if u like to point out the other’s mistakes,others can also do it for yours as well.check out your spell for grammar,did you write the word”grammer” correctly? and now you say do you need to study grade 3rd? WTF!!!

  20. ali Avatar

    @Tori Maikey Saar!
    tu bhi ek KANMA padhi ke aa aur comment likh.tohar jaisa 1 gram ke padhuwa se ta mukesh bahur aagadi chhai re,saar!

  21. Mukesh Jha Avatar
    Mukesh Jha

    Hey all dont say anithing to BIPIN,
    He is suggesting me to right english, I really like that. Thanks Bipin, Now I am writing english so anyhow you can understand me a little , if I start to write in MAITHILEE may be you cant even understand a sigle.
    My english is not good because my english teacher was PAHADE. and he didnt teach me english well.
    In my opinion Language is just a tool , use it to make another understand you.

  22. United Voices Avatar

    Congratulations to Dr. Ram Baran Yadav on being the first President of Democratic Republic of Nepal. We hope you work as you have committed to the Nepalese people and best of luck to you during your work days.

  23. Shreemani Avatar

    Finally, president is also chosen… history has been created… Nepal has overcome one extra hurdle towards peace… and a milestone created.

  24. iPod touch Avatar
    iPod touch

    Congrats Dr ram!

  25. himal Avatar

    Mr. Mukesh Jha:

    Do you know anything other than speaking against people of pahade origin. That is why I am seeing lots of people going against your attitude. You claim that Dr. Ram Baran Yadav is not the right choice for the post of the president because he is against one madesh one pradesh for the sake of national integrity. I think you are at least couple of inches short in terms of wisdom.

  26. bipin Avatar


    Do you know what a typo is? This is what it is. If you know this, then you can replace grammer with grammar. Also, I hope you are not the mirror image of Mukesh Jha.

  27. Jay Nepal Avatar
    Jay Nepal

    CONGRAT: To our first president !!!!!!!!!

    WE should be happy getting one of the qualified figure as our head
    of state. If we see our history we haven’t had such highly qualified figure at top posts like PM. That would really change the face of nation. He is honest and true nationalist. So something good is happening and lets hope for better.

  28. pritam Avatar

    Congratulation Dr. Rambaran from historical mithila rajya. This is the begining of ruling the pahadia by madheshi people in Nepal. It has been proved that history always turn around.

  29. humanrightsmoviefestival Avatar

    It is a bad idea to go for personal gain and against democracy rule and regulation. India is not interested in you but it is lunatic to believe one is an island. So these are the ways of the world this is the first time in nepali politics something is reasoble like it or not.

  30. Mukesh Jha Avatar
    Mukesh Jha

    Hi there,
    Don’t be happy that the President of Nepal is RB Yadav, you cant see behind him who is there??? Ofcourse GP koirala.
    Even Congress didn’t think before that RB Yadav will be President therefore GP Koirala didnt come otherwise he would be there.
    Anyhow, Pahadiya is ruling Nepal still now by using Madheshi. Either Congress Or Maoist, the ruler is Pahade.
    Now what RB Yadav will do?? Serve for those PAHADE like a pet dog, what ever congress will say , he will do that.

  31. ruralnepal Avatar

    disagree with majority but the representation of the majority is not the majority.

  32. Welcome to Paradise Avatar

    Congrats to Dr Ram Baran Yadav for being the first President of Nepal.

  33. keshuvko Avatar

    Congratulations and best of luck to Dr. Yadav.

  34. Bishwa Poudel Avatar
    Bishwa Poudel

    It’s good to have a historical president amidst the political turmoils. What I always wanted to say is Maoists leaders are the most corrupted Hyenas who came from the jungle with bloody history, killing our brothers and sisters, and dreaming about big project to exploit the country more than ever. They threatened the public during the elections and got majority vote out of terror. Now when Dr. Ram V. Yadav was elected as the President with votes from many other significant parties, they outright rejected the idea of forming/taking part in the government, because now they are pretty much sure that they can’t exploit and tear apart the nation/its treasure as they wished (which we can very well interpret from Prachanda and Baburam’s words), they are not going for the government. Still, Prachanda says that they won and it was their idea to have a Terai candidate. Why didn’t they support him then? What’s the background of the candidate of Singh whom they are backing for president? Moreover, whenever something happens against their wish, it’s foreign hand. Aren’t there other hands than just those bloody Maobadis? Are they the only citizens of Nepal who killed the naive citizens? Everyone can very well predict how they want to betray other parties/leaders/citizens by saying one thing and doing the other. Examples are they their fake alignment with CPNUML for presidency. Mr. Jhal Nath Khanal now seems wise that Maoists are just like that. They have never done anything good. If we compare the ratio of good and bad deeds they’ve done so far would be less than 1:100. Having their Gorillas as CA members, who do NOT even know how to cast their votes, what do they think they can do? Do we think they have the concept of New Nepal from such people who have no background than BLOOD? Never!

    It’s time for all the citizens to be aware that these Maoists as no good than others, but the worst ones! We can imagine New Nepal with those leaders who are well educated, who understand what it’s like to be a citizen of a proud nation, who value democratic system where nobody takes the biggest share but everyone feels accommodated and having their good share, who diplomatically tackles national and foreign issues. We know we don’t have any such NICE leaders!! However, that does NOT mean that we should give the worst ones a try!

    I never hated Maoists even when they killed our citizens, relatives than I do now by hearing what/how they say and their gory intentions! May God bless all!

  35. Ashish Dahal Avatar


  36. Jay Nepal Avatar
    Jay Nepal

    Definition of FOREIGN HANDS : anything happening against the wish of Maoists.

  37. sunil Avatar

    maoist must led the govt.the cancerious part must be surgically disrooted .the unhealthy and filthy coaliation of the NC,Uml and forum will not give the fruitful overwhelming respect.at last they will surrender .and it is not the people verdict.

  38. the Gurkha Avatar
    the Gurkha

    Time to raise Khukuri and protect our dignigty. If you are son of the mountain, you would never let the lowland people rule over you. Thukka Bahun ko buddhi. King was at least dieheart Nepali, but what did these bastards replace him with? Now is the time to show Gurkha’s bahadurines. Every Gurkha should be alert with these development. Prachanda-Bhatarai-Koirala-Nepal-Khanal-Rana-Thapa-Sha: the axis of evil should be wiped out from the scene of Nepali politics by Khukuri.

    The son of the Himalayas

  39. nepalichoro Avatar

    th GURKHA
    I agree with you m ready to chopped this evil and get rid of anti-nepal elements we need to save our soverginity dignity we can’t be ruled by indian puppet or india itself time to rise and protect our nation

  40. arun Avatar

    congrats to RB yadav

  41. good news Avatar

    So next elections more peaceful presidents.
    Maoists are committed to peace are you?

  42. Mukesh Jha Avatar
    Mukesh Jha

    the Gurkha,
    It is history about gurkha and khukuri, it is sold in Indian and British regiment.
    This is the time for madhesh and madheshi and no one can stop there step which is going forward.
    Come on Madheshis , show these Pahades that how brave we are.

  43. Lokendra Yadav Avatar
    Lokendra Yadav

    First of all let me congratulate Dr.Ram Baran Yadav for craeting the history of nepal by becoming a first president.
    I am really happy and satisfied with this good news. I am really satisfied with few friends that we got the real leader and right choice for president.
    Really after a long time we are seeing highly educated leader in nepal and we are lucy to get him. we should feel proud with the president.
    Nepal is on the way to change now. We all nepalese should unite now forgetting the feeling of caste, race and culture. After all we are only nepali not pahadi and madhesi or any other.
    People of nepal have erased such feelings from their mind and also from heart by electing both the major leaders(president and vice president) from madhes community and I hope such feeling will never return back.
    We should have to focus only on to develop our mother land nepal by education, road and water and by food. Lot of people in nepal are dying without geeting the food, sheltar and water. But the politicians are there who used to think for their benifits only rather than thinking the primary needs of people.
    And also one of the major thing we have to change is that we have to re-establish the peace in our country.
    Our country was sundar,sant and vishal and it will remain as it is if we will cooprate each other.
    I hope all nepali will unite and will work for on the basis of these formula.

    Thank you.
    Jay Nepal.
    Lokendra Yadav.

  44. ali Avatar

    oyi bahadur gorkhe chaukidaar!
    aafno swadhinta ta india ra belayat ma gayera bechis, jabo paisa ko laagi.prajatantra pachhi nepal ka lai ke gareka chhau timi chhaukidaarharule?
    aba nepal ma madheshiharule rule garne bela aayeko chha.just wait and see ta gorkhe chawkidaarharu!!

  45. Tori Maikey Saar Avatar
    Tori Maikey Saar

    Hey rey juj katta ali,
    saar juj katta tohaar gaad marbo tab tohar nani key yaad yettau. saar bihari chup kar!

  46. Gremon Avatar

    Vice president Parmananda Jha wore Dhoti and took oath in Hindi language. This has to be not only opposed by all Nepalese of all background and ethnicities but also rendered unconstitutional when new constitution is written.
    The present constitution allows a person elected for an office to take oath in Hindi. Is Hindi a language of any ethnic group in Nepal? If not, why does the constitution allow an elected official to take oath in Hindi? What is the rationale? This provision was largely due to Maoists, though other political parties were also complicit with it. Do we need more evidence to declare Maoists as a pro-Indian force?

  47. utsav Avatar

    congrats Dr.Yadav
    i think martyrs dream is fulfilled upto some extent coz
    son of nepali is the head of state…
    now we have lots of responsibility in our shoulder.we youth should contribute rationally to our nation by doin some creative work………..
    “maagera ra bhaagera kahile desh bandaina”
    so lets b united coz time is our

  48. pawan Avatar

    It is a GREAT mistake to allow one of the most corrupt judges in the judicial history of Nepal to be elected to the post of vice president. By this we are sending very wrong message to all judges working in the judicial service of Nepal: The message is: Earn as much money as you can through corruption, and if worst of worst happens you will get opportunity to become the vice president of Nepal.

  49. arun Avatar

    to Tori Maikey Saar,
    wait for the time when we r goin 2 keep like pet u bastard.

  50. ram Avatar

    Compare these two people well-educated Dr. Ram Baran Yadav and most corrupt judge Paramanda jha. Dr. Ram Baran Yadav is highly respected by people of all ethenic groups because he is a true nationalist, whereas Paramanda Jha is respected only by MJF because he is in the gang that is interested to dis integrate Nepal.

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