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Published On: Wed, Nov 23rd, 2016

Trump picks South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be US ambassador to UN

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President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be the US ambassador to the United Nations, PTI reported a CNN source as saying on Wednesday.An official Trump transition announcement is expected later Wednesday, the report said.

549312-nikki700If chosen, Haley, 44, would be the first woman and minority to join Trump’s administration.She would also be the first ever Indian-American Cabinet-rank official in any administration.The Cabinet position would require confirmation by the Senate.

Haley had met with Trump at Trump Tower in New York on Thursday.”It was a good meeting. We talked about a multiple group of topics and it was nice meeting,” she had told reporters on Monday.
Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants, was a vocal critic of the real estate mogul on the campaign trail. She later voted for Trump, lamenting that she was ‘not a fan’ of either candidate.

Born Nimrata ‘Nikki’ Randhawa, Haley is the first minority and female governor of South Carolina, a deeply conservative state with a long history of racial strife.
As the youngest Governor in the US and only the second Indian-American to serve at the helm of a US state, she has been characterised as a rising star within the Republican Party.
(With Agency inputs)

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