Prominent Indian-American politician Nikki Haley announces US Presidential bid

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US PresidentFormer South Carolina Governor, Indian-American leader and Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced her candidacy for the US President on 14 February.

An overview of the news

  • In this way, she has become the first Republican to challenge former US President Donald Trump to become her party's nominee for the White House in 2024.

  • Haley, 51, has been a two-time governor of South Carolina and the US ambassador to the United Nations.

  • Before entering the presidential election, Haley must win the primary vote for the Republican presidential candidate, which begins in January next year.

  • The next US presidential election will be held on November 5, 2024.

About Nikki Haley

  • Helly is the child of migrant Punjabi Sikh parents.

  • Haley was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, and became the state's first female governor and the first Indian-American to lead the state.

  • If she wins the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, she will make history as the first woman and the first Asian-American.

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