Nepal gets first woman President

Nepal’s Parliament elected communist lawmaker Bidhya Bhandari as the country’s first woman President after the adoption of a landmark Constitution.

  1. Ms. Bhandari has served as Defence Minister from 2009 to 2011.
  2. She was hailed by campaigners for her strong stance in favour of increasing female representation in Parliament to 33%.
  3. She supported a provision in the new charter that bars Nepali single mothers and women married to foreigners from passing on citizenship to their children.
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