Newly-elected President Paudel to take oath of office and secrecy today

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Kathmandu: Newly-elected President Ram Chandra Paudel is scheduled to take the oath of office and secrecy today. The Office of the President will host a special ceremony at Sheetal Niwas at 1.00 pm on Monday to administer the oath to President-elect Paudel, as specified by Nepal’s Constitution.¬†

According to the Constitution, the President shall take the oath of office and secrecy from the Chief Justice before assuming the office, and in this case, Acting Chief Justice Hari Krishna Karki will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the newly-elected President. Paudel was elected as President on March 9. 

The Constitution outlines that there shall be a President in the country, and it is the President’s main responsibility to comply with and protect the Constitution and work to promote national unity as a patron of the Constitution. 

The President System was adopted by the country following the establishment of the republic as an outcome of the 2006 April Uprising. The President’s term lasts for five years from the date of their election to the post, and an individual elected twice to the position is not allowed to become a candidate for the same again, as per the Constitution.