CPN-UML Vice-Chairman Bidhya Devi Bhandari has been elected as the second and first female president of Nepal receiving majority votes in the election held at parliament on Wednesday (October 28, 2015).
Bhandari managed to garner 327 out of 549 votes cast. Following her close was Nepali Congress (NC) representative Kul Bahadur Gurung of received 214 votes.
The voting process for the presidential election that started in the Legislature-Parliament at 11 am concluded at around 2 pm on Wednesday afternoon.
549 lawmakers out of 597 cast their votes, while 48 lawmakers remained absent during the historical moment. The counting of vote is slated to begin at 2:30 pm and the results would be announced in the meeting to be held at 5:00 this evening.