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Vote counting of first phase elections begins; left alliance takes lead in early counting

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KATHMANDU — Vote counting has started for the first phase polls in the 32 districts to elect representatives for the lower house of the Federal Parliament and State Assemblies held on November 26, 2017.

The counting began in most of the districts after 5pm following all party meetings yesterday.

The first phase of elections will elect 37 members in federal parliament and 74 members in provincial assembly from these 32 districts.

In the early vote counting of the parliamentary and provincial elections, the left alliance of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) has taken lead.

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Left alliance is leading in 29 federal constituencies and 39 provincial constituencies while the Nepali Congress has been leading in 5 federal constituencies and three provincial constituencies.

There are 330 provincial constituencies in all seven provinces. The elections were held under both frist-past-the-post (FPTP) and proportional representation (PR) systems. The election was held for 110 federal seats under PR category and 220 provincial seats under PR category.

The counting of second phase elections held in 45 districts on Thursday is likely to start from Friday morning.

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Action should be taken against the corrupt : Prachand





LAHAN — CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that he is committed for not letting commission mongers and corrupt walk freely, stating development of the country is in a mess due to them.

“Development cannot be imagined without good governance. Action should be taken against the corrupt to maintain good governance. The government will take stern step for the same,” Dahal said while laying the foundation stone for upgrading task of East-West Postal Highway at Bariyarpatti of Siraha on Tuesday.

Saying political revolution has now completed, he expressed the view that Nepal would be made a prosperous country of the world within five to ten years with a new revolution of development.

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Likewise, Dahal also said that the left alliance had assured people of good governance, stability, development and prosperity through its common manifesto and claimed that the incumbent government, which has garnered around two thirds majority, would fulfill people’s wish and aspiration.

Saying the plan of upgrading of postal highway, which is considered as a lifeline of Madhes, was forwarded during his term as the Prime Minister, he said upgrading of the postal highway would not be obstructed in any pretext.

Similarly, Minister for Physical Planning and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth, said that all political parties should stand together for the development and prosperity of the country.

He also said that the government would take action against those contractors who failed to complete the construction task on deadline.

Likewise, Chief Minister of province no 2, Lalbabu Raut, expressed determination that the provincial government would present itself strongly to control corruption.

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