Bidhya Devi Bhandari sworn in as Nepal's President

ANI | Updated: Mar 14, 2018 18:21 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Mar 14 (ANI): Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday was sworn in as Nepal's President for the second term.

President Bhandari garnered over 74 percent of the votes to be re-elected, while her rival Nepali Congress' Kumari Laxmi Rai hardly drew 25 percent of the votes.

According to the Election Commission of Nepal (ECP), President Bhandari of the Left Alliance garnered 39,275 votes and Rai secured 11,730 votes.

With this, President Bhandari became the first President of federal Nepal and also the first Nepali President to be re-elected.

The voting, which begun from 10 a.m. in the office of the Election Commission of Nepal (ECP) in Kathmandu, ended at 3 p.m.

The Rashtriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) and the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) who went on a marathon protest demanding the amendment in the country's constitution recently, voted for President Bhandari in the elections. (ANI)