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EC makes public PR results

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KATHMANDU — The Election Commission (EC) has made public the election results of federal parliament under the Proportional Representation (PR) category on Friday, 64 days after the polls were held.

Of the 110 seats under the PR category, CPN-UML has won 41 seats, Nepali Congress (NC) 40, CPN (Maoist Centre) 17, Rastriya Janata Party six and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (SSFN) has won six seats.

With this, CPN-UML’s 121 lawmakers, NC’s 63, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s 53, Rastriya Janata Party (RJP)’s 17, Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal (SSFN)’s 16 will attend the 275-member federal parliament.

Apart from them, Rastriya Prajantra Party (RPP) 1, Naya Shakti 1, Rastriya Janamorcha 1, Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) and Independent among five will also attend the federal parliament.

In the 59-member National Assembly, President Bidya Devi Bhandari will nominate three members on the recommendation of government. Of the 56 members elected from the election, UML’s 27 lawmakers, NC’s 13, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s 12, Rastriya Janata Party (RJP)’s 2 and SSFN’s 2 will represent in the National Assembly.

According to the law, five parties who have succeeded in securing three percent votes have only got the opportunity to represent in the Parliament under the PR category. The five parties will represent in the Parliament as the National party.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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