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Bidhya Devi Bhandari
विद्या देवी भण्डारी
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2nd President of Nepal
Assumed office
29 October 2015
Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli
Vice President Nanda Kishor Pun
Preceded by Ram Baran Yadav
Minister of Defence
In office
25 May 2009 – 6 February 2011
Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal
Preceded by Ram Bahadur Thapa
Succeeded by Bijay Kumar Gachhadar
Personal details
Born 19 June 1961 (1961-06-19) (age 60)
Mane Bhanjyang, Bhojpur, Nepal
Political party Communist Party-Unified Marxist/Leninist (before 2015)
Independent (2015–present)
Spouse(s) Madan Bhandari (1982–1993; his death)
Children 2
Relatives Gyanendra Bahadur Karki (brother)

Bidhya Devi Bhandari (Nepali: विद्या देवी भण्डारी; born 19 June 1961) is a Nepalese politician. She is the 2nd and current President of Nepal and commander in chief of Nepalese Army. She is the first woman to hold the office.

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