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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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President summons the first Federal Parliament meeting for March 5

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KATHMANDU — President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has called for the first ever Federal Parliamentary meeting on March 5, 2018 at the International Conference Center, New Baneshwor.

President Bhandari has summoned the meeting as per Article 93 (1) of the constitution, a press release issued by the Office of the President said.

275 members, directly elected and those elected on basis of proportional representation system, constitute the Federal Parliament. House of Representatives and National Assembly jointly is called the federal parliamentary.

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The first federal parliament is being held after over two months since the House of Representative elections were held.

The election for the President is scheduled for March 9.

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