Kathmandu—Bidhya Sundar Shakya from CPN-UML became the Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City this morning. Shakya defeated his nearest rival Nepali Congress Raju Ram Joshi by 19,644 votes. Shakya garnered 64,913 votes while rival Joshi bagged 45,269.
Likewise, Hariprabha Khadgi of Nepali Congress won the Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu. She received 58,952 votes to defeat her nearest rival RPP Raja Ram Shrestha who garnered 34854 votes.
Likewise, Ranju Darshana, mayoral candidate of Bibeksheel Nepali got 23,439 votes and another mayoral candidate from Sajha Party Kishor Thapa garnered 18,496 votes in local level election that held on May 14 in Province number 3, 4 and 6 of Nepal.
CPN-UML and RPP Nepal had cooperated in Mayor and deputy mayor posts of Kathmandu respectively. A total of 197,227 votes were cast in the election of Kathmandu and 13 percent of that votes was invalidated.