A longtime activist who has fought for women’s rights, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, became the country’s first female president this week. Bhandari won the historic parliamentary election with 327 votes, according to NDTV

The vice chair of the Communist Party of Nepal has had a strong influence in bringing women into the political fold in the young republic and has pledged to continue the fight in her new high-profile position.

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3 reasons why you should pay attention to Nepal’s first female president