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Nepal Parliament Elects First Female President

Nepal's parliament has elected Bidhya Bhandari as the country's first female president. The former defense minister received 327 votes against her opponent's 214 in parliament in the vote Wednesday to become the ceremonial head of state. Bhandari, 54, served as the deputy leader of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal, known as the Unified Marxists Leninist, led by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli. She became a leading political figure after the death of her husband,...

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