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Congress opens account with Singh elected from Kathmandu-1

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KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress (NC) has opened account in Parliamentary elections with the victory of Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Prakash Man Singh in Kathmandu constituency-1.

Singh defeated his closest rival candidate of Bibeksheel Sajha Party’s Rabindra Mishra by 818 votes.

Singh garnered 10936 votes while Mishra got 10118 votes. Likewise, left alliance candidate Anil Sharma garnered 5336 votes.

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Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency

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MALE — Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has beaten incumbent Abdulla Yameen according to provisional results, the country’s Elections Commission says.

Results released by the Elections Commission showed Mr Solih securing 133,808 votes (58.3 percent) compared to the 95,526 for incumbent Abdulla Yameen. The voter turnout was over 88 per cent out of the 262,000-strong electorate.

The Maldives government has acknowledged the opposition’s victory after the vote on Sunday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen who was widely expected to win.

There were no other candidates.

Mr Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Mr Yameen, but struggled for visibility with the electorate, with local media fearful of falling afoul of heavy-handed decrees and reporting restrictions.

“I call on Yameen to respect the will of the people and bring about a peaceful, smooth transfer of power,” Solih said on television, shortly after interim results from the country’s election commission.

“We have won this election with a comfortable majority,” Solih said.

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