KATHMANDU — The election to the post of the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is being held today.
Voting to elect the President is taking place from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the voting centre on the premises of Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor.
Incumbent President Bidya Devi Bhandari and former lawmaker Kumari Laxmi Rai are vying for the post of the President.
An electoral college comprised of members of the federal parliaments and province assembly members would cast vote to elect the President.
Spokesperson of the Election Commission Nabaraj Dhakal said that a total of 880 voters would cast vote in the presidential election.
As per the Constitution of Nepal, the term of the President shall be five years.Follow @gorkhapost
2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali
KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.
Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.
“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.
He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.
On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.
He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.
The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.Follow @gorkhapost