Nikki Haley confirmed as US envoy to the United Nations

Jan 25, 2017 09:16 IST

Nikki HaleyThe United States Senate on 24 January 2017 confirmed Nikki Haley as the next Ambassador to the United Nations (UN).

With this, she will become the first Indian-American to serve on a Cabinet rank position in any presidential administration.

The Senate approved Haley, the South Carolina Governor, on a 96-4 vote. Senate Foreign Relations Committee had earlier approved Haley’s nomination as the next US Ambassador to the UN.

Haley is expected to be sworn in shortly. She will replace Samantha Power at the United Nations.

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About Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley is an American politician.

From January 2011 to January 2017, she served as the 116th Governor of South Carolina.

Prior to her tenure as governor, she served a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

She was the first female Governor of South Carolina and the second Indian American, after Bobby Jindal, to serve as a governor in the United States.

On 12 January 2016, she delivered the official Republican response to President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address.

On 20 January 2017, President Donald Trump sent her nomination for Ambassador to the United Nations to the Senate.

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