Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected as 1st woman president of # Nepal:ಬಿ(ವಿ)ದ್ಯಾದೇವಿ ನೇಪಾಳದ ಪ್ರಪ್ರಥಮ ಮಹಿಳಾ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷೆ:

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, deputy leader of the Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist-Leninist, has long campaigned for women's rights. | Reuters
Bidhya Devi Bhandari is the deputy leader of the Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist-Leninist led by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli.
A Communist leader who has long campaigned for women's rights was elected on Wednesday as Nepal's first female President.
Bidhya Devi Bhandari of the Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist-Leninist received 327 votes against her opponent's 214 in the Parliament on Wednesday, Parliament Speaker Onsari Gharti announced.
Ceremonial head
The President is the ceremonial head in Nepal while the Prime Minister is the nation's leader.
Ms. Bhandari (54) is the deputy leader of the party led by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, who was elected earlier this month and leads a coalition government. The new Constitution adopted last month required Nepal to name a new President.
Ms. Bhandari is an active campaigner for women's rights in Nepal and was among the politicians who campaigned for ensuring women's rights in the new Constitution. The document says one-third of the members in parliament have to be women and either the President or Vice-President must be a woman.
Leading poitical figure
The new President has been a leading political figure since her husband Madan Bhandari, who was then leader of the party, was killed in a still unsolved car accident in 1993.
She also led many demonstrations against the then King Gyanendra in 2006 that finally ended his authoritarian rule and restored democracy.
Ms. Bhandari is Nepal's second President since the Himalayan nation was turned into a republic after abolishing the centuries-old monarchy. The first President, Ram Baran Yadav, was elected in 2008 and was supposed to be in office for two years. But preparing and adopting the Constitution took seven years because of differences between political parties.:

ವಿದ್ಯಾದೇವಿ ನೇಪಾಳದ ಪ್ರಥಮ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷೆ
OCT 28, 2015 @ 17:58 BY ವಿಜಯವಾಣಿ
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ಯುಎಂಎಲ್ ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿ ವಿದ್ಯಾ ದೇವಿ
ಭಂಡಾರಿ ಅವರು ತಮ್ಮ ಪ್ರತಿಸ್ಪರ್ಧಿ ನೇಪಾಳಿ
ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್ ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿಯನ್ನು 100ಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು
ಮತಗಳ ಅಂತರದಿಂದ
ಪರಾಭವಗೊಳಿಸುವ ಮೂಲಕ ನೇಪಾಳದ
ಪ್ರಥಮ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷೆಯಾಗಿ ಬುಧವಾರ
ಸಿಪಿಎನ್-ಯುಎಂಎಲ್ ಉಪಾಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ
54ರ ಹರೆಯದ ಭಂಡಾರಿ ಅವರು ಪಕ್ಷದ
ದಿವಂಗತ ಪ್ರಧಾನ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ ಮದನ್
ಭಂಡಾರಿ ಅವರ ಪತ್ನಿ. ಭಂಡಾರಿ ಅವರು
327 ಮತಗಳನ್ನು ಗಳಿಸಿದರೆ, ಪ್ರತಿಸ್ಪರ್ಧಿ ನೇಪಾಳಿ
ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್ ನಾಯಕ ಕುಲ್ ಬಹಾದುರ್ ಗುರಂಗ್
ಅವರು 214 ಮತಗಳನ್ನು ಪಡೆದರು.
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