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Nepal to choose new president on March 5

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

will have a new on March 5 in place of the nation's first woman Bidhya Devi Bhandari, according to sources at the country's election commission.

While the election for Nepal's new would be held on March 5, the would be elected on March 16, they said.

The Election Commission of has proposed the dates for the elections after consulting the leaders of major political parties.

However, the final date and schedule of the election will be announced after the new Cabinet makes formal decision in this regard, the sources said.

was elected as the first woman president of in October, 2015.

With the formation of the new Parliament, the tenure of the president expires. The process of electing a new president starts once the new is appointed.

CPN-UML K P Sharma Oli today became Nepal's for the second time, over two months after his Left alliance routed the ruling in the country's historic parliamentary polls.

Oli had earlier served as the country's from October 11, 2015 to August 3, 2016.

Earlier, former prime minister had addressed the nation and submitted his resignation to the president.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 19:00 IST