Counting of votes for historic Nepal polls concludes
December 17 2017 11:45 PM
Nepal leaders
Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML) party chairman Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, also known as K P Oli, (left) shakes hands with Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, during a news conference in Kathmandu yesterday.


Counting of votes for 110 seats of house of representative and 220 of state assemblies under proportional representation has concluded in Nepal.
The left alliance of CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Center) has got maximum votes. As per preliminary figures, CPN (UML) has got more than 3.17mn votes.
After worst ever defeat in direct election the ruling Nepali Congress has performed well in proportional representation.
It is marginally behind from CPN (UML) and got more than 3.12mn popular votes. CPN (Maoist Center) is on third place with little over 1.3mn votes.
The two major parties of Madhes – Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and Sanghiya Samjawadi Forum Nepal (SSFN) – have also done well.
RJPN is on fourth position with 472,000 votes followed by SSFN with 470,000 votes. Other parties have got 996,000 popular votes.
The proportional representation seats will be allotted among different parties on the basis of their vote share after compilation of final figures.
The leftist alliance has won two-thirds seats in direct election for 165 seats of house of Representative and 330 of state assemblies in seven provinces.
The historic election for 275 seats of lower house of parliament and 550 seats of provincial assembly were held in two phases on November 26 and December 7.

Last updated: December 17 2017 11:48 PM

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