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EC submits National Assembly election results to president

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KATHMANDU — The Election Commission has submitted the results of the National Assembly elections to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday.

The election body, issuing a press statement Sunday, said that Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav handed NA poll results over to the President under Clause 59 of the ordinance on National Assembly elections.

Th EC also said that it would submit results of the House of Representative elections within the third week of February.

The Upper House elections held for 56 seats out of 59, elected 27 candidates from CPN (UML), 13 from Nepali Congress, 12 from CPN (Maoist Centre), two each from Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal.

Likewise, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday recommended three names — Chandani Joshi,Gopal Basnet and Krishna Paudel — to President’s Office to be picked for the Upper House.

The results of the National Assembly elections have now cleared the way for the EC to announce final results of the House of Representatives elections under the

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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