इंडियन आवाज़     19 Jul 2018 08:59:12      انڈین آواز

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari re-elected


Nepal’s first woman President Bidya Devi Bhandari was today re-elected for a second term in office with an overwhelming majority. Fifty-six-year old Bhandari, the Left alliance’s candidate, was elected with more than a two-thirds majority as she defeated her Nepali Congress rival Kumari Laxmi Rai in the election.

Election Commission spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal said that Ms Bhandari secured 39,275 votes while the NC’s Rai garnered 11,730 votes.

She became Nepal’s first woman President in 2015.

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