Nepal’s parliament has elected a Communist leader

Nepal’s parliament elects Bidhya Devi Bhandari as nation’s first female President

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s parliament has elected a Communist leader who has long campaigned for women’s rights as the Himalayan nation’s first female President.

Parliament speaker Onsari Gharti announced that Bidhya Devi Bhandari of the Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist-Leninist received 327 votes against her opponent’s 214 in parliament on Wednesday.

Read more » Times of India
See more » http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Nepals-parliament-elects-Bidhya-Devi-Bhandari-as-nations-first-female-President/articleshow/49568264.cms

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