Prez Bhandari re-elected for second term

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Mar 13, 2018-

Bidya Devi Bhandari has been re-elected as the President of Nepal for a second term on Tuesday.

In the election held today, Bhandari, the left alliance candidate, was elected with more than a two-thirds majority.

Bhandari mustered 39,275 votes while her rival candidate Kumari Laxmi Rai, of the main opposition Nepali Congress, garnered 11,730 votes, EC Spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal said.

CPN-UML leader Bhandari was elected as the first woman President of Nepal for the first time on October 28, 2015 by defeating Kul Bahadur Gurung of Nepali Congress.

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Published: 13-03-2018 17:37

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