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

Gorkha Post



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.

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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Two died and eight injured in accident

Pratigya Waiju



KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194)   collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.

Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.

The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.

The cause of the accident is not identified yet.

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