Kathmandu, March 12
Nepal’s president-elect Ram Chandra Paudel has announced the renunciation of the Nepali Congress membership.
As he prepares to take the oath of office and secrecy and assume office as the new head of the state on Monday, Paudel announced his detachment from the party on Sunday.
With this, his House of Representatives membership has also been void.
In Nepal’s form of governance as per the constitution, the president is a constitutional “ceremonial” position that does not enjoy much power in executive affairs. Because the head of the state is expected to main equal distance from all political forces in the country, there is a tradition that they leave their parties once they are elected.