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2410 ballot boxes brought to respective district headquarters

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KATHMANDU — The ballot boxes from the polling stations in 32 districts where the first phase of House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections were held on Sunday have been brought to the respective district headquarters.

So far, ballot boxes from 2410 polling centers have been brought to respective district headquarters until Sunday evening, the Election Commission confirmed. The first phase elections were conducted in 2917 polling centers on November 26.

EC Spokesperson Nabraj Dhakal said that preparations are underway to bring ballot boxes from 40 voting centres to the respective district headquarters by helicopter. The remaining 467 ballot boxes are being brought to respective district headquarters by road.

He said that the ballot boxes of 15 districts have been carried to the district headquarters till 4:00 afternoon Monday.

The EC said all the ballot boxes would be carried to the district headquarters till Tuesday evening.

Meanwhile,local administrations and political parties have said they have sealed the storage rooms in most of the districts with separate padlocks from each major political party and kept under CCTV surveillance with round the clock guards from each political party in addition to the three-layer security provided by government security forces.

Local administrations have deployed Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force to provide security for the ballot boxes collected from all polling stations across the districts.

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Tenure of NA members determined though lucky draw

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KATHMANDU — Tenure of members of the National Assembly has been determined through a lucky draw method on Monday.

As per the lucky draw conducted at the Federal Parliament in New Baneshwor today, the term of opposition party Nepali Congress lawmaker Surendra Pandey has fixed for two years, while the term of Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Dinanath Sharma has been fixed for four years.

Similarly, Nainkala Ojha, Shashikala Dahal, Udaya Sharma Poudel, Shanti Kumari Adhikari, Komal Oli and Taradevi Bhatta would serve as NA members for four years.

Likewise, the tenure of members — Bina Pokharel, Pramila Kumari, Dil Kumari Rawal, Deepa Gurung, Anita Devkota, Nanda Chhapai and Indu Kadariya — was determined for six years.

The term of Sarita Prasain, Mukta Kumari Yadav, Dhan Kumari Khatiwada, Binda Devi Ale, Mina Budha, Yutal Tamang and Kamala Kumari Oli has been determined for two years.

Of the 59 NA members, 56 were elected from seven provinces—eight from each province, with three others being nominated by the President on the recommendation by the government.

All the clusters have been divided into three categories of two years, four years and six years and the lawmakers should pick one of the three categories.

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