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Bhandari re-elected Nepal's President

IANS  |  Kathmandu 

Bidya Devi was on Tuesday re-elected of for a second term.

was candidate of the ruling supported by two major Madhesi parties. She defeated Kumari Laxmi of Nepali Congress, the main opposition party.

In the election held on Monday, mustered 39,275 votes while her rival candidate garnered 11,730 votes, said.

was elected as the first woman of for the first time on October 28, 2015.

Bhandari, widow of late Madan Bhandari, was active in since her school days. She, however, came to the limelight only after the untimely demise of her husband in a road accident.

She was elected twice in in 1994 and 1999 and is a former of the country too.

Her influence in ruling CPN-UML remained dominant when she was elected in the party's eighth general convention held in Butwal.

Bhandari, who retained her position in the party's general convention, is considered as one of the confidantes of



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 18:54 IST