Prez Bhandari sworn in for second term (With photos)

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Mar 14, 2018-

President Bidya Devi Bhandari took the oath of office and secrecy for a second term amid a function at Sheetal Niwas in the Capital on Wednesday.

Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli administered the oath to President Bhandari this afternoon.

Bhandari was re-elected as the head of state for the second time on Tuesday, securing nearly three-fourths of the total vote strength of the Electoral College.

Elected as the first woman president of the country in 2015, she had presented her candidacy for the second time with the backing of the left alliance—CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre).

President Bhandari garnered over 74 percent of the votes to be re-elected. Her rival Nepali Congress’s Kumari Laxmi Rai hardly drew 25 percent of the votes.

Out of 52,501 votes by weightage, President Bhandari secured 39,275 votes while Rai got 11,730 votes.

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Photos: Prakash Chandra Timilsena

Published: 14-03-2018 16:58

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