Nepali Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara gestures after casting his vote to elect Nepal's President in Kathmandu on March 13, 2018. (AFP)
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Nepal's lawmakers Tuesday elected President Bidya Bhandari for a second term, extending the tenure of the Himalayan nation's first female head of state for another five years.As Nepal's political map was being redrawn after the end of the brutal Maoist insurgency in 2006 and overthrow of the king two years later, Bhandari campaigned hard to bring woman's voices to parliament.She was first elected president in 2015, shortly after Nepal's post-war constitution was passed, which carves out one-third of seats in parliament for woman and mandates that either the president or vice president must be a woman.Bhandari is not the only woman at the top of Nepal's government.
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