Kathmandu: Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav, a leader of Janata Samajbadi Party, has been elected the vice-president of Nepal.
Out of 52,628 weightage-based votes, Ram Sahay got 30,328 votes, while Ashta Laxmi Shakya of the CPN-UML garnered 16,328. Likewise, Mamata Jha of the Janamat Party secured 2,537 votes.
Similarly, Pramila Yadav of the Janata Samajbadi Party, who earlier withdrew her candidacy, got 48 votes.
The election for the post of vice president was held at the Federal Parliament building in Baneshwor. A total of 311 federal lawmakers and 518 provincial assembly lawmakers cast their votes.
According to the Election Commission, a total of 332 federal lawmakers and 550 provincial assembly members were eligible to vote in the election.