Nikki Haley becomes the first Indian-American to serve at Cabinet position

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been confirmed as the next Ambassador to the United Nations by the US Senate.

With this Haley becomes the first Indian-American to serve in a cabinet rank position in any presidential administration in the US.

Nikki Haley confirmed as the next Ambassador to the UN by the US Senate.
Nikki Haley confirmed as the next Ambassador to the UN by the US Senate. Photo courtesy: Haley's Facebook page

Haley was approved by the Senate on a 96-4 vote. She is expected to be sworn in shortly.

Replacing Samantha Power at the UN, Haley has already created history by becoming the first woman Indian-American Governor of a US state.

After Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, she is only the second ever Indian-American to be elected as the Governor of a state.

Haley would now be replaced by Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster as governor and will complete her term that ends in 2018.

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