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  • President Bidhya Devi Bhandari
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  • Bidhya Devi Bhandari is the second and current President of Nepal and commander in chief of Nepalese army elected in 2015. She is the first woman to hold the office. She was the vice-chairperson of the Communist Party of Nepal and chair of the All Nepal Women Association before winning the presidential election on 28 October 2015. She was elected as President in a parliamentary vote, receiving 327 votes out of 549 and defeating Kul Bahadur Gurung. In 2016, Forbes placed her 52 in their. She previously served as the Minister of Defence of the government of Nepal and was the first woman in Nepal to hold that post. She was also the minister for Environment and population in 1990s.
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  • Born
    Jun 19, 1961, Mane Bhanjyang, Nepal
  • Political party
    Communist Party-Unified Marxist/Leninist, Independent
  • Spouse(s)
    Madan Bhandari
  • Children
  • Relatives
    Gyanendra Bahadur Karki (brother)
  • Vice President
    Nanda Kishor Pun
  • Preceded by
    Ram Baran Yadav
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