UML on top as FPTP vote count concludes
- Claims 80 House of Representatives and 167 provincial constituencies
Dec 14, 2017-Counting of votes under the first-past-the-post system to elect 165 House of Representatives (HoR) seats and 330 Provincial Assembly seats concluded on Wednesday, with the CPN-UML emerging as the single largest party.
The UML has won 80 HoR seats and PA 167 seats. Its ally CPN (Maoist Centre) has bagged 36 HoR seats and 74 PA seats. The two parties, which have formed what they call a left alliance, have left the governing Nepali Congress (NC) far behind. The NC has managed to claim only 23 HoR constituencies and 41 PA constituencies.
The HoR and PA elections were held in two phases on November 26 and December 7.
The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal has won 11 HoR and 16 PA seats, while the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal has won 10 HoR and 24 PA seats.
The Naya Shakti Party Nepal, Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party, Rastriya Janamorcha, Rastriya Prajatantra Party and an independent candidate have emerged victorious in one HoR constituency each.
In PA elections, independent candidates have registered wins in three constituencies, Naya Shakti Party Nepal in two, Rastriya Janamorcha in two and Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party in one.
Similarly, six women candidates have made it to the HoR.
Vote counting under the proportional representation is underway.
Published: 14-12-2017 08:23