Bidya Devi Bhandari newly elected President of Nepal
Bidya Devi Bhandari has been re-elected as President of Nepal for second term in office with an overwhelming majority. She defeated her Nepali Congress rival Kumari Laxmi Rai in the election held on March 13, 2018. Ms Bhandari secured 39,275 votes while the NC’s Rai garnered 11,730 votes. She became Nepal’s first woman President in 2015.