Kathmandu, May 15: For the first time in last two decades, local elections were held in Nepal on Sunday. The Nepal local elections 2017 also assume significance as it took place for the first time after the Himalayan nation became a federal democratic republic. Counting of votes for the Nepal local elections results 2017 is expected to start from today. We will be updating live on the Nepal local elections results 2017. The Nepal local elections witnessed 73 per cent voter turnout. Catch the live news updates on the Nepal local elections results here.
The first phase of the local elections in Nepal were held in four metropolitan cities, one sub metropolis, 92 municipalities and 186 village councils. According to local media, the second round of the local polls will be held on June 14. In the first phase of local elections, as many as 49,337 candidates are in the fray among them 160 women and 169 men candidates remain unopposed. According to the Election Commission (EC) in Nepal, counting of votes will take place at the headquarters of concerned local body after transporting the ballot boxes from voting stations.
According to local media, counting of votes for ward chairpersons, women members, Dalit women members and open category members would be published before counting the votes of mayors and deputy mayors in the Nepal local elections. The local polls will 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 turned from a Hindu monarchy to a secular republic in September 2015 after the decade-long Maoist uprising. Local government representatives were last elected in 1997. Their five-year terms expired in 2002. Stay connected with us to get latest and instant updates on the Nepal local elections results 2017.