Who was the first president of Nepal? 

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Nepal, historically, had a monarchy.  In 1990, the country transitioned into a parliamentary monarchy.  The country still had a prime minister.  It was not until 2008 that the country elected its first president after it transitioned into a republic.  That first president was Dr. Ram Baran Yadav.  Yadav was a physician...

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Nepal, historically, had a monarchy.  In 1990, the country transitioned into a parliamentary monarchy.  The country still had a prime minister.  It was not until 2008 that the country elected its first president after it transitioned into a republic.  That first president was Dr. Ram Baran Yadav.  Yadav was a physician before becoming president.  He became interested in politics while he was in medical school.  The country had a prime minister even after Dr. Yadav was elected president.

Yadav believed in democracy and promoted it during his political career.  He even went to jail during his struggle to promote democracy in Nepal.  Yadav eventually served in several political positions, such as Minister of Health and House of Representatives member.  He also served as a personal physician to one of Nepal's prime ministers and as a doctor in a rural part of the country. 

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