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Left alliance wins 72 seats, Nepali Congress 10

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KATHMANDU — Left alliance of CPN-UML and CPN(Maoist Center) has won 72 seats for the Federal constituencies while the ruling Nepali Congress bagged only 10 in the country’s historic polls so far till this report was prepared on Sunday.

According to results released by Election Commission, the CPN-UML has won 53 seats and leading in 25 constituencies while its alliance partner CPN Maoist-Centre has emerged victorious in 19 seats and leading in 14 constituencies.

The Nepali Congress, which was the largest party in the last election, has won 10 seats and leading in 12 constituencies.

There are a total of 165 Parliament seats and 330 provincial assembly seats under the direct election system.

Likewise, in the provincial assembly, CPN-UML has won 74, Maoist Centre 39, Nepali Congress 20, Naya Shakti and independent’s 2.

A total of 1,663 candidates contested polls for parliamentary seats while 2,819 were in the fray for the provincial assembly seats in the historic elections.

The polls will elect 128 members of parliament and 256 members of provincial assemblies. The house of representatives consists of 275 members, of which 165 would be elected directly under the first-past-the- post (FPTP) system while the remaining 110 will come through the proportional representation system.

Voting in two-phased parliamentary and provincial assembly elections were held on November 26 and December 7.

In the first phase, polling was held in 32 districts, in which 65 per cent of voters had exercised their franchise. In the second phase, 67 per cent voter turnout was registered.

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Civil service employees disagree ordinance

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RUPANDEHI- The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) Province-5 has expressed discontent on the employees’ adjustment ordinance brought out by the government.

Noting that the employees’ adjustment ordinance was introduced against the common understanding of the employees, the committee on Monday submitted a 12-point memorandum to the federal government through Province-5 Chief Minister and Office of Council of Ministers.

It may be noted that a 22-point common concept was submitted to the government through Chief Secretary of the federal government after holding discussions among national level trade unions of civil service. The discussion was coordinated by the authentic trade union of civil service employees.

The committee has expressed disagreement on the issuance of employees adjustment ordinance-2018 against the share concerns against the shared concept of the employees.

The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) has been insisting on the government to adjust employees as per the Adjustment Act-2074 and immediately enforce the voluntary retirement plan as per the Clause 13 of the Act.

A team headed by Association Province-5 Chairperson Madan Gautam had submitted the memorandum to Secretary of Chief Minister and Council of Minister, Basanta Adhikari.

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