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Nepal elects its first woman speaker


Kathmandu: Unified CPN-Maoist leader and former deputy speaker Onsari Gharti Magar has been elected as the first woman speaker of the Nepal Parliament.

She was announced as the speaker, after the withdrawal of candidacy of Nepal Workers’ and Peasants’ Party lawmaker Anuradha Thapa Magar by her proposer Prem Suwal, reported the Himalayan Times

Even the Nepali Congress (NC) supported Onsari’s candidature for the post of the speaker.

NC vice president Ramchandra Paudel said that his party’s support for Onsari would lead to an increase in cooperation among the parties

Onsari after the announcement thanked the lawmakers for unanimously electing her and said that her victory showed the united face of the parties.