As per the Constitution, the president and vice president should represent different gender or ethnic groups.
Poudel, a common candidate of eight-party alliance that included Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Center), received the vote of 214 lawmakers of parliament and 352 provincial assembly members.
Nepal's Election Commission said on Wednesday that all preparations for the big-ticket election have been completed.
The Communist Party of Nepal-(Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML), made the formal announcement after top leaders of the party met on Monday, according to The Kathmandu Post newspaper.
Paudel will vie against CPN-UML's Subas Nembang in the March 9 presidential election which may change the power equation in the Himalayan nation.
The plane crashed just before landing in the tourist city of Pokhra on Jan. 15 in one of Nepal's worst airplane accidents in 30 years.
Foreign Secretary Kwatra arrived here on a two-day official visit to hold talks with the country's top political leadership on the entire range of multifaceted cooperation between the two countries.
It is expected that Kwatra will also discuss with his Nepalese interlocutors the possibility of a visit to India by Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'.
The quake struck at 2:28 pm with the epicentre in Nepal at a place 148 km east of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, the National Centre for Seismology said.
Jaishankar’s recent visit to the Maldives and Sri Lanka shows India is ready to invest heavily in the ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy to regain some of the lost influence over the Indian Ocean area and combat predatory challenges from China
On January 15, a Yeti Airlines aircraft crashed into a gorge near the newly-built airport in Pokhara, killing all the 72 passengers on board, including five Indians, in the country's worst air disaster in 30 years.
Expressing his condolences to the families, the prime minister directed the hospital authorities to speed up the identification of the bodies, make the process scientific and hand over the bodies to the relatives soon, it said.
As two more bodies were recovered from the accident site on Tuesday, the total number of confirmed dead has climbed to 71, Nepal Army spokesperson Narayan Siwal said.
Days after an aircraft carrying 72 people crashed in Nepal’s resort city of Pokhara, Snapdeal CEO Kunal Bahl has shared the horrifying experience that made him resolve never to fly to Pokhara again.
Nepal plane crash: The boxes could offer vital clues about the crash - Nepal's deadliest aviation accident in over 30 years. The black box is usually two different boxes with different functions.
In 2010, Anju Khatiwada joined Nepal's Yeti Airlines, following in the footsteps of her husband, a pilot who had died in a crash four years earlier
In the video, Yeti airlines' airhostess Oshin Ale can be seen smiling inside the aircraft. According to reports, she was a popular TikTok user in Nepal.
The deadly crash, which took place on Sunday, was Nepal's deadliest aviation accident in over 30 years.
At least 68 people were killed as the plane crashed into a river gorge while landing at the newly-opened airport in the resort city of Pokhara on Sunday in the Himalayan nation's deadliest aviation accident in over 30 years.
The accident took place on Sunday, the Himalayan nation's deadliest aviation accident in over 30 years.
Pokhara, Nepal: 68 people have been killed in one of the deadliest plane crashes in Nepal's history.
Nepal witnessed the crash of an ATR-72 aircraft, operated by Yeti Airlines, that was flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
At least 68 people were killed when a Nepalese passenger plane with 72 people onboard, including five Indians, crashed into a river gorge while landing at the newly-opened airport in central Nepal's resort city of Pokhara on Sunday.
At least 68 people were killed when a Yeti Airlines passenger plane with 72 people onboard, including five Indians, crashed into a river gorge while landing at the newly-opened airport in central Nepal's resort city of Pokhara on Sunday
The five Indians were identified as Abhisekh Kushwaha, 25, Bishal Sharma, 22, Anil Kumar Rajbhar, 27, Sonu Jaiswal, 35, and Sanjaya Jaiswal, a Yeti Airlines official said.