KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Kumar Panta has been elected as the global president of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) on Friday.
Panta, a Nepali entrepreneur based in Germany, obtained 1217 votes to defeat his rival Kul Acharya by 147 votes in the election held during the 9th NRNA Global Convention on Tuesday.
Hikmat Thapa, Dr Badri KC, Arjun Kumar Shrestha, Mana KC, and Sonam Lama have been elected the vice-presidents while Rabina Thapa is elected the woman vice- president.
Dr. Hem Raj Sharma has been elected as the general secretary, Gauri Raj Sharma and RK Sharma as secretaries and Mahesh Kumar Shrestha and Lokraj Dahal as treasurer and co-treasurer respectively.
Pant will lead the association for the next two years.
A total of 76 candidates had contested for 42 posts.
About 2500 representatives from 81 countries across the world had participated in the three-day conference.