Bidya Devi Bhandari re-elected as the President of Nepal

Bidhya Devi Bhandari re-elected as Nepal’s President for second term

Bidhya Devi Bhandari re-elected as Nepal’s President for second term

Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday was sworn in as Nepal's President for the second term.

Nepal parliament will elect the new President on Tuesday, with voting set to start from 10:00 3:00 p.m.

President Bhandari garnered over 74 percent of the votes to be re-elected.

"Bhandari received the largest number of votes", Navaraj Dhakal, a spokesman for the Election Commission, said.

Bidya Devi Bhandari has been re-elected as President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

According to the figures released by the Election Commission, her rival, Laxmi Rai, who was fielded by the opposition Nepali Congress, was defeated with a wide margin.

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Preliminary analysts project Bhandari to win with an overwhelming majority.

There are also 59 members of the National Assembly who can vote, minus three nominees of the National Assembly whose appointments have been challenged at the Supreme Court.

Bhandari is supported by the Left Alliance which rules the country, integrated by Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist and Maoist Center Party respectively.

While Bhandari's elevation was smooth, local media reports indicated a tense meeting among the UML's top leaders during endorsement of the party's candidate for president.

It was clear before the elections that she is going to again elected as president.

During her previous tenure as the President, she had had a fair performance, save the controversy over delaying the ordinance of the National Assembly and not approving the nominees to the NA recommended by the erstwhile Sher Bahadur Deuba led government.

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