Bidhya Devi Bhandari

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Bidhya Devi Bhandari
विद्या देवी भण्डारी
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2nd President of Nepal
Assumed office
29 October 2015
Prime MinisterKhadga Prasad Oli
Vice PresidentNanda Kishor Pun
Preceded byRam Baran Yadav
Minister of Defence
In office
25 May 2009 – 6 February 2011
Prime MinisterMadhav Kumar Nepal
Preceded byRam Bahadur Thapa
Succeeded byBijay Kumar Gachhadar
Personal details
Born (1961-06-19) 19 June 1961 (age 58)
Mane Bhanjyang, Bhojpur, Nepal
Political partyCommunist Party-Unified Marxist/Leninist (before 2015)
Independent (2015–present)
Spouse(s)Madan Bhandari (1982–1993; his death)
Children2
RelativesGyanendra Bahadur Karki (brother)

Bidhya Devi Bhandari (Nepali: विद्या देवी भण्डारी; born 19 June 1961) is a Nepalese politician. She is the 2nd and current President of Nepal and commander in chief of Nepalese Army. She is the first woman to hold the office.[1][2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nepal gets first woman President". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. "Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected Nepal's first female ld-asia-34664430". BBC Asia News. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. "Bidya Devi Bhandari elected first woman President of Nepal". Kantipur News. Retrieved 28 October 2015.