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Nepal parliament re-elects Bidhya Bhandari as president

Nepal parliament re-elects Bidhya Bhandari as president”

The vote weightage of lawmaker of Federal Parliament is 79, whereas it is 48 of the lawmakers from the Provincial Council.

So Shakya opposed Oli's decision to repeat Bhandari as President, but she was eventually shut up by a majority of the UML Standing Committee members loyal to the party Chair.

Kathmandu:Nepal's first woman president Bidya Devi Bhandari was on Tuesday reelected for a second term in office.

The UML and its coalition partner, the former rebel Maoists, enjoy almost two-thirds majority in the parliament, which assured Bhandari's victory.

The polling started at 10:00 a.m. and ended 3:00 p.m. local time.

Laxmi Rai, the presidential candidate of opposition Nepali Congress received 11,730 votes in Tuesday's election.

She wielded considerable influence in the CPN-UML, one of the constituents of the Left Alliance, and was elected vice-chairperson of the party in its eighth general convention held in Butwal. The Rastriya Janata Party- Nepal and the Federal Socialist Forum- Nepal are expected to vote in favour of Bhandari assuring Bhandari's continuation over the post.

"We have made the arrangements to count the votes after the voting concludes. the results will be out by the evening", the Election Commission's spokesperson, Nawaraj Dhakal, told ANI in an interview.

As many as 862 votes were cast in the presidential election today at the Federal Parliament Building in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu.

Meanwhile, Sushila Karki served as the country's first female chief justice until her retirement in 2017, shocking her political backers when she took a tough stance on Nepal's endemic corruption.

As per the Constitution of Nepal, the term of the President shall be of five years and maximum of two terms.



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