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Prachand casts vote from Bharatpur-14



CHITWAN — CPN Maoist Centre Chairman and Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachand has cast his vote from his own constituency, Bharatpur-14 in Chitwan district, in the second phase of provincial and parliamentary elections for the first time after the peace accord signed between the government and CPN Maoist Centre in 2006.

Dahal inaugurated the casting of ballot at 7:13 am from Rastriya Adharbhut School at Shantipur in Bharatpur-14.

Similarly, his wife Sita and younger daughter Ganga have also cast their votes from the same polling station while his another daughter Renu Dahal, who is also a mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, voted from Sundarbasti Lower Secondary School-based polling station in the metropolis.

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Talking briefly to mediapersons after casting his ballot, Dahal said that the three-tier elections were the backbone for political stability in the country and left-alliance was made for the same.

“No government has been able to sustain for five years till date for the past few years. The alliance will garner majority in phase II polls and lead the country towards development and prosperity.”

Earlier in the local level elections on May 14, the former Prime Minister had cast his ballot from Lanku, Bharatpur Metropolitan City-4 of Chitwan district.

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



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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