70 percent voter turnout in Nepal local election

ANI | 15 May 2017

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Kathmandu, Nepal, May 14 (ANI): Over 70 percent voter turnout was recorded after voting concluded in Nepal’s 34 districts of 3 provinces. At least one Nepali Congress Cadre also got killed in the poll violence. Nepal Election Commission Spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma gave the information about the voter turnover as an estimated percentage. Police have identified the deceased as Nukul Bhujel of Dolakha who died during open firing after police tried to disperse the cadres who came to fight in order to capture the booth. The vote counting of the Kathmandu Valley is set to start on Sunday evening and rest of the other districts will start the counting from Monday onwards. Nearly 50,000 candidates are in the electoral contest to win over 13, 556 positions on village and city councils on 34 districts of three provinces namely 3, 4 and 6. About 5 Million voters were qualified to vote in the first phase. With the completion of the first phase of election, the country is now eyeing the second phase which is just a month ahead. With just a month left to go for the polls in province number 1, 2, 5 and 7 no progress is seen in addressing the demands of the disgruntled parties.

70 percent voter turnout in Nepal local election

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