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Bidhya Devi Bhandari Nepal

Elected first female prime minister

29 Oct, 2015

Bhandari is elected as Nepal’s first female prime minister, by a vote of 327-214 against Congress party leader Kul Bahadur Gurung. Bhandari says her goals are to draft a new constitution which will move Nepal away from a traditional-male dominated society to a more equally balanced one.