Bidhya Bhandari elected Nepal’s first female president

Nepal has a new president, and for the first time, it’s a woman. The Himalayan nation’s parliament on Wednesday (October 28) chose Bidhya Bhandari, 54 and currently vice-chair of the ruling Communist Party, for the largely ceremonial role.

Nepal has a new president, and for the first time, it’s a woman. The Himalayan nation’s parliament on Wednesday (October 28) chose Bidhya Bhandari, 54 and currently vice-chair of the ruling Communist Party, for the largely ceremonial role.