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First phase elections : Voting underway peacefully inn 32 districts

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KATHMANDU — The voting of the first round of the federal parliament and provincial assembly elections has begun at 7:00am on Sunday in 32 mountain and Hill districts on Sunday.

According to the Election Commission, voters with their identity cards are standing in the queues at their respective polling stations since early morning to cast their ballots.

The voting started at the scheduled time,according to Election Commission Spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal and will continue until 5 pm today.

The election in the remaining districts has been slated for December 7.

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Security has been tightened after a minor clash among the voters was reported in Jamune polling centre in Dolakha, police said. Meanwhile some blasts were also reported in wertens Rukum district.

The 32 districts that go to polls today include Ramechhap, Mustang, Myagdi, Baglung, Manang, Lamjung, Gorkha, Solukhumbu, Sankhuwasabha, Bhojpur, Okhaldhunga, Taplejung, Panchthar, Khotang, Nuwakot, Rukum East, Rukum West, Rolpa, Jajarkot, Humla, Rasuwa, Dhading, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Mugu, Jumla, Kalikot, Bajhang, Bajura, Baitadi, Dolpa and Darchula.

A total of 702 candidates are in the fray in the first phase elections. There are the total 3191945 voters and a total of 2,919 polling centers and 4,465 polling stations.

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FPTP vote count concludes, UML emerges as largest party with 80 seats

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KATHMANDU — The vote count for the First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) for the House of Representatives and provincial Assembly elections has for concluded on Wednesday.

As per the final result, CPN-UML has emerged as the largest party of the nation with 80 seats to the House of Representatives and 168 seats on provincial assemblies.

Similarly, the CPN (Maoist Centre) has won in 36 federal constituencies and the party has emerged victorious in 73 provincial constituencies.

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Likewise, the Nepali Congress (NC) has won in 23 federal constituencies. The party has been elected in 45 provincial constituencies.

Federal socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janta Party Nepal (RJPN) have secured victory on 10 and 11 seats on federal constituencies and 24 and 16 seats in provincial assemblies respectively.

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