Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba: Nepal’s Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday won the election for the 7th consecutive time from his home district of Dhankuta. The PM of the Caretaker Government got 25 thousand 534 votes and defeated his rival Sagar Dhakal who got 13 thousand 42 votes for the post of Member of the House of Representatives. The counting of votes for the parliamentary and provincial elections held in Nepal on November 20 began on Monday.
According to the Election Commission of Nepal, about 61 percent of the electorate voted in the parliamentary and provincial elections held on 20 November. Addressing a press conference on 20 November, Nepal’s Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapliya said that 61 per cent polling was based on preliminary figures.
‘Election percentage may increase’
The Chief Election Commissioner said that the percentage may increase when all the data is collected. Although this voting percentage is less than the expectation of the Election Commission. Barring a few incidents of violence, elections were held peacefully throughout the country. Nepali voters are heading towards periodic general elections with the hope of “stable government and development”.
This is the second general election since the promulgation of the constitution in 2015. The first round of elections held in 2017 did not live up to the expectations of the Nepali voters, as the government could not last long. With attempts by the then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to dissolve the two houses, Nepal was plunged into a political crisis and chaos.
NC led alliance towards majority
The Nepali Congress-led coalition on Tuesday appeared to be inching closer to securing a majority in the parliamentary elections in Nepal. The ruling coalition has either won about 70 seats or its candidates are leading on them. Got this information from latest trends. At the same time, Nepal’s main opposition party CPN-UML (Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist) has so far won two seats and is leading in 40 other seats.