President of Nepal

head of state of Nepal

The President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (Nepali: नेपालको राष्ट्रपति, Nēpālakō rāṣṭrapati) is the head of state of Nepal and commander in chief of the Nepalese Armed Forces. The office was created in May 2008 after the country was declared as a republic.

President of Nepal
नेपालको राष्ट्रपति
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Bidhya Devi Bhandari.jpg
Bidya Devi Bhandari

since 29 October 2015
Government of Nepal
Nepalese Armed Forces
StyleThe Right Honourable
Her Excellency
TypeHead of state
ResidenceRastrapati Bhawan
AppointerIndirect election
Term lengthFive years, renewable once consecutively
Inaugural holderRam Baran Yadav
Formation28 May 2008; 14 years ago (2008-05-28)
DeputyVice President of Nepal
WebsiteOffice of the President of Nepal

The first President of Nepal was Ram Baran Yadav. The current president is Bidhya Devi Bhandari, elected in October 2015.

List of presidents of NepalEdit

Acting Head of state

Portrait Party Took office Left office
Girija Prasad Koirala
  Nepali Congress 15 January 2007
(Monarchy abolished
on 28 May 2008)
23 July 2008
Presidents of Nepal
Portrait Party Elected Took office Left office Vice President Votes
1 Ram Baran Yadav
  Nepali Congress 2008 23 July 2008 29 October 2015 Parmanand Jha
308 / 601

(2nd round)
2 Bidhya Devi Bhandari
  Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) 2015 29 October 2015 14 March 2018 Nanda Kishor Pun
327 / 601
2018 14 March 2018 Incumbent
(Term expires on 14 March 2023)
39,275 / 52,569