Nepal Election 2022: Counting begins in Nepal, first result in favor of Nepali Congress
Counting of votes for parliamentary and provincial elections in Nepal began on Monday. Let us tell you that the first result of the parliamentary elections came in favor of the ruling Nepali Congress. According to the Election Commission, Gauchan got 3992 votes while his nearest rival Prem Tulachan of CPN-UML got 3078 votes.
Counting of votes for parliamentary and provincial elections in Nepal began on Monday amid tight security. The first result of the parliamentary election has come in favor of the ruling Nepali Congress (NC). The Himalayan country had recorded a voter turnout of around 61 per cent a day earlier. Political analysts have predicted a hung parliament this time too. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed his gratitude to the citizens of the country for the peaceful and fair conduct of the elections.
NC opened his account
According to The Himalayan Times newspaper, the counting of votes has begun for constituencies one, three, four, six and seven of the capital Kathmandu, all the constituencies of Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. Similarly, counting of votes has started in Kaski, Jhapa, Mustang, Saptari, Banke, Rupandehi and Navalparasi West. NC has opened its account. Its candidate Yogesh Gauchan Thakali has been elected as the member of the House of Representatives from Mustang.
Delay in counting of votes in Taplejung
According to the Election Commission, Gauchan got 3,992 votes while his nearest rival Prem Tulachan of CPN-UML got 3,078 votes. The counting of votes in Taplejung was delayed as helicopter companies expressed their inability to airlift the ballot boxes from remote areas of the district.
The District Election Management Committee said that the ballot boxes at Olangchungola, Yangma, and Ghunsa polling stations in Phaktanglung Rural Municipality ward number six and seven are being brought by road. Yangma is the farthest polling station in the district. The team, which set out from the capital Phungling to vote, reached Yangma, which is located at an altitude of 4,200 metres, in four days. A total of 12 votes were cast out of a total of 61 votes in the area.
Death of four policemen returning from elections
A jeep fell down a mountain road into the Ningladi river in Nepal's Baitadi district. Four policemen on board were killed and eight others were injured. All of them were returning from election duty.