President of Nepal : Facts & Information about Head of Country Nepal


President of Nepal : Facts & Information about Head of Country Nepal

President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is the head of state of Nepal. The position of President and the office of president was created after the Nepal was declared a republic nation in May 2008.

President works as the head of state in Nepal at present. President is the person who holds the highest post of the country. King could work as the head of state in Nepal before 2065 BS. Nepalese people started the Mass Movement against the monarchy from 24th Chaitra 2062 to 11th Baisakh 2063 BS which ended the rule of the king from Nepal. This incident is called People’s Movement-ll. All the powers of the king have confiscated on 4th Jestha 2063 BS. Nepal was declared as the republic country on 15th Jestha 2065 BS. Now, any common Nepali citizen can be the president through the election. Dr. Rambaran Yadav is the first president of Nepal. In 2006, the rule of a king or shah dynasty was abolished.

As we know that Bhimsen Thapa is regarded as the first Prime Minister of Nepal. B. P. Koirala is the first elected Prime Minister of Nepal whereas Pushpa Kamal Dahal is the first elected Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

Head of State and Head of Government are institutions rather than a person. They are our elected representatives. All the citizen of the country should respect them. We should help them in their good works. At the same time, we should criticise and warn them for their mistakes. They are elected for a certain period of time. If they do not work for the welfare of the people and country, we can choose the other people as the head of state and head of government for another term.

Dr. Ram Baran Yadav is the first president of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. Ram Baran Yadav was born on February 4, 1948, in a rural area at Sapahi Village Development Committee (VDC), Ward No. 9, Dhanusa district, Nepal.

Name list of Presidents of Nepal (2008–present)

Portrait Elected Took office Left office Vice President Votes
1 Ram Baran Yadav
Dr. Ram Baran Yadav First President of Nepal Nepali presidential election of 2008 23 July 2008 29 October 2015 Parmanand Jha

308 / 601

(2nd round)

2 Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Bidya Devi Bhandari First woman president of Nepal Nepali presidential election of 2015 29 October 2015 Incumbent Nanda Kishor Pun

327 / 601


Bidhya Devi Bhandari had previously held the post in the cabinet ministry for the Government of Nepal as Minister of Defence

 Facts about First President of Nepal : Dr. Ram Baran Yadav

Born: February 4, 1948 (age 68), Sapahi, Janakpur
Succeeded by: Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Spouse(s): Julekha Yadav
Presidential term: July 23, 2008 – October 29, 2015
Children: Anita Yadav, Chandra Mohan Yadav, Chandra Shekhar Yadav
Education: Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, more
Preceded by: Position established
Girija Prasad Koirala Acting Head of State of Nepal

Facts about First Woman President of Nepal : Bidhya Devi Bhandari

Born: June 19, 1961 (age 54), Mane Bhanjyang
Spouse: Madan Bhandari (m. 1982–1993)
Office: President of Nepal since 2015
Presidential term: October 29, 2015 –
Party: Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist)
Children: Nisha Kusum Bhandari, Usha Kiran Bhandari

Major functions of the head of state : Presidents of Nepal

He makes the appointment of Prime Minister, Commander in Chief of the army and all heads of other constitutional organs.


The government is responsible to conduct the administration of the country. Prime Minister remains as the head of government in Nepal. There are deputy Prime minister, ministers, state ministers, etc to help the Prime Minister. The group of ministers and Prime Minister as whole is called Council of Ministers.

Council of Ministers is also called the government. Prime Minister is also elected from among the representatives of the people. Head of government has lots of responsibilities. Some major tasks of head of government are as follows:

  • To conduct the daily administration of the country.
  • To maintain peace and order in the country.
  • To conduct development activities in the country.
  • To make relation with other countries.
  • To provide basic facilities like food, clothes, shelter, education, etc to the people.
 Emailed by the Writer: Ramesh Shreshta, Bhaktapur


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