Nepal Elections: Voting continues for general elections in Nepal, former PM KP Sharma Oli casts vote

Nepal Elections: General elections are being held in the neighboring country Nepal today i.e. on Sunday. Polling is going on peacefully since morning. Meanwhile, former Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli voted in Bhaktapur.  

Talking to reporters after casting his vote, KP Sharma Oli has claimed that his party-led government will be formed by December 1. He said that the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) UML would form a majority government or at least form a coalition government. . Significantly, Oli is the candidate for the House of Representatives from Jhapa-5. 

Voters did not show enthusiasm

Voting is going on since 7 am. It is on the verge of ending but till now only 45% polling has been done. Looking at these figures, it can be inferred that that kind of enthusiasm was not seen among the voters. According to the media reports, the people of Nepal are angry with the big political parties, the effect of which was seen during the voting. This is the second general election since the promulgation of the constitution in 2015.

There are 275 seats in total

There are a total of 275 seats in the Parliament of Nepal, out of which elections are being held on 165 seats under the First Past the Post (FPTP) system. A total of 2412 candidates are in the fray for these 165 seats, out of which 2187 are men and 225 are women. For the remaining 110 seats, members will be elected under the proportional representation system. And a total of 3224 candidates are in the fray for 330 seats in the provincial assembly, out of which 2943 are men and 280 are women.

According to the Election Commission of Nepal, a total of 1,79,88,570 voters are registered with the Election Commission. For whom 22,227 voting centers have been set up in 10,892 polling stations. A total of 141 temporary vote centers have been set up and approximately 450,000 temporary voters can vote at their nearest vote center.

Security arrangements in place

Nepal Election Commission said that 246,960 officers and about 3 lakh security personnel have been deployed for the smooth conduct of the election. The Election Commission (EC) has directed the election staff, security personnel, observers, monitoring team members or any person to inform the concerned authorities about any activity that may obstruct the election process.

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