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Voting begins for 2nd phase of elections in 45 districts

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KATHMANDU — Voting for the second phase of House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections has commenced with excitement in 45 districts today. The polls opened at 7 am amidst tight security. and will continue till 5 pm.

Voters have arrived at their respective voting centres to cast ballot to elect 128 House of Representatives and 256 Provincial Assembly members.

Total 1,663 candidates are contesting for parliament and 2,819 candidates for the provincial assemblies under the First-Past-The-Post system.

Likewise, 5,848 contenders are in the fray for 110 seats in parliament and 220 seats in provincial assemblies under the PR category.

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The elections will elect 128 member of parliament and 256 members of the provincial assemblies. Apart from these directly elected people’s representatives, 110 members of parliament and 220 members of the provincial assemblies will be elected under the Proportional Representation category.

Over 200,000 security personnel have been deployed in the ground for the elections, according to Home Ministry. Other than security personnel, more than 155,000 poll officials have been deputed for managing the elections today.

The completion of the second phase of elections will ensure a federal parliament at the centre and provincial assemblies in seven provinces as envisioned by the new constitution adopted in 2015.

The first phase elections were conducted in 32 districts on November 26.

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

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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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