Nepal: President Bidya Devi Bhandari re-elected for second term

  • The first female President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari has been re-elected for a second term in office with a majority. Fifty-six-year-old Bhandari defeated the Congress rival Kumari  Laxmi Rai in the election held on March 13. Bhandari is the  Left alliance's candidate. According to the reports,  Bhandari secured 39,275 votes while the NC's Rai stored 11,730 votes.