Vote counting undergoing in Nepal

Voters waiting for their turn to vote in Barahi polling center in Pokhara on Sunday. Picture:

Pokhara—The counting of votes is undergoing following the peaceful ending of first phase of local election in Nepal.

According to Election Commission of Nepal, 71 percent of voters took part in the election that ended in 281 local units of 34 districts of province number 3, 4 and 6. Such turn out remained 75 percent in touristy Kaski District. Out of 4 metropolitan cities, the vote counting in Lalitpur was started last night and the remaining three- Pokhara, Bharatpur and Kathmandu are counting this morning.

Earlier, the day before, main opposition CPN-UML accused the ruling CPN-MC and Nepali Congress of capturing the booths in several polling centers of Dolakha District where a person Nakul Bhujel was killed during police firing that happened to control the clash among the cadres of political parties in Melung Rural Municipality of Pavati polling center. CPN-UML has urged the Election commission to come up with re-polls in some of the centers of that district.

Published on: May 15, 2017 8:38 am

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