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Amid crisis in ruling coalition, Nepal elects third president

Newly-elected President Ram Chandra Paudel waves towards the media after being elected as the third president of Nepal at the Parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal March 9, 2023.

Kathmandu, NepalReuters Amid a bitter crisis in its ruling coalition, Nepal on Thursday elected a social democrat as its third president since the Himalayan nation ended a centuries-old monarchy. The election of Ram Chandra Paudel, 78, comes after a split in the communist-dominated ruling coalition headed by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a former Maoist […]