Analysis: Nepal President’s India Visit

The president wasn’t accorded similar levels of hospitality on all fronts: India rejected his request to supply more sugar to Nepal. By Dinesh Wagle The Wagle Notes President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav returned home on Thursday (yesterday) completing his four-day visit to India. It was a mixed bag. To his supporters, New Delhi not onlyContinue reading “Analysis: Nepal President’s India Visit”

Nepal’s Presidential Election: Victory of Anti-Maoist Forces

By Bishnu Pathak The 100-day marathon of uncertainty after the April 10 Constituent Assembly (CA) election finally ended on July 21, 2008 when Dr. Ram Baran Yadav of the NC-UML-MJF alliance won the run-off with 306 (52%) out of the 590 ballots cast. The Maoists candidate Ram Raja Prasad Singh was defeated with 282 (48%)Continue reading “Nepal’s Presidential Election: Victory of Anti-Maoist Forces”

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 simpleContinue reading “Ram Baran Yadav is the First President of Republic Nepal”

Nepal Fails to Elect First President But There is a Veep

Both candidates-Dr. Ram Baran Yadad and Ram Raja Prasd Singh- failed to get enough votes (simple majority) for today’s presidential polls while Paramanda Jha, a candidate filed by Madhesi Janadhikar Forum, fourth largest party in the CA, got elected as the Vice President. Yadav got 294- four votes short of the simple majority while SinghContinue reading “Nepal Fails to Elect First President But There is a Veep”

The Presidential Shock to UML: Ultimately Madhes Leads!?!

Or is it the Maoists who will actually lead? By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal There is a saying in Nepali: thangna ma sutaunu. CPN Maoist has done the same to the CPN UML (United Marxists & Leninists). UML is out in the cold thanks to the cunning politics played by the former rebels. ItContinue reading “The Presidential Shock to UML: Ultimately Madhes Leads!?!”