Nepal President to take oath today

ANI | Updated: Mar 14, 2018 12:49 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Mar 14 (ANI): Nepal's Bidhya Devi Bhandari will take oath as the country's President for the second time at 4 p.m. (local time) on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, President Bhandari got elected for a second term.

According to the Election Commission of Nepal (ECP), President Bhandari of the Left Alliance garnered 39,275 votes. Her competitor, Laxmi Rai of the opposition Nepali Congress party secured 11,730 votes.

With this President Bhandari is the first President of federal Nepal. She is also the first Nepali President to be elected as the country's president twice.

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 Rastriya 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)

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