Kathmandu, May 16: The counting of votes for the local elections in Nepal is underway. The main contest is between the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) or CPN-UML and Nepali Congress in the Nepal local elections 2017, that is happening for the first time in last two decades. The Nepal local election results 2017 also assume significance as it took place for the first time after the Himalayan nation became a federal democratic republic. We will be updating live on the Nepal local election results 2017. Catch the live news updates on the Nepal local election results here.
Counting of votes for the elections held in four metropolitan cities, one sub metropolis, 92 municipalities and 186 village councils began on Monday after an all-party meeting forged consensus. After the first day of counting, the Nepali Congress appeared claiming its lost ground, while the CPN-UML was close behind at second position. The vote counting began in 11 local units of Kathmandu and 6 local units of Lalitpur district on Monday. The Nepal local election results 2017 will decide the fate of the 49,337 candidates.
The first phase of the local elections in Nepal took place peacefully at 281 local units out of 283 in province 3, 4 and 6. The first phase of local elections witnessed 73 per cent voter turnout. The second round of polls in provinces 1, 2, 5 and 7 will be held on June 14. The local elections were held to elect a chairperson of the village council, vice chairperson, municipality’s mayor, deputy mayor, ward chairperson, two ward members from open quota, a woman ward member and a woman ward member representing the Dalit community.
Nepal has been witnessing political instability. Nepal became a secular republic from a Hindu monarchy in September 2015 after the decade-long Maoist uprising. Stay connected with us to get latest and instant updates on the Nepal local elections results 2017.