November 24: The counting of votes under the elections to the members of the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies is currently underway. According to the Election Commission, the Nepali Congress (NC) has won the highest seats towards the first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system by the time this news report was prepared.
The party has won 30 HoR seats out of 165. NC leader Yogesh Gauchan Thakali was the first candidate to secure victory for the party from Mustang.
The party’s central President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel, general secretaries Gagan Kumar Thapa and Bishwa Prakash Sharma, leaders Prakash Man Singh, Dr Shashanka Koirala, Dilendra Prasad Badu and Ramesh Lekhak have secured their places in the HoR.
Other winning candidates from the party are Bir Bahadur Balayar, Pradeep Poudel, Santosh Chalise, Rajan KC, Uday Shamser JB Rana, Durlav Thapa Chhetri, Mohan Acharya, Ramhari Khatiwada, Ajay Kumar Chaurasiya, Ramesh Rijal, Shyam Kumar Ghimire, Tek Bahadur Gurung, Kishore Singh Rathore, Dikpal Kumar Shahi, Hridayram Thani, Pushpa Bahadur Shah, Narayan Prasad Saud, Shankar Bhandari, Rajendra Bajgain, Dev Prasad Timilsina and Kham Bahadur Garbuja.
Similarly, CPN (UML) has won the 17 seats. The elected candidates of UML include party Chair KP Sharma Oli, Prithvi Subba Gurung, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, Gokarna Raj Bista, Krishna Gopal Shrestha, Top Bahadur Raymajhi, Rajendra Kumar Rai, Lal Prasad ( LP) Sawa Limbu, Dev Raj Ghimire, Ambar Bahadur Rayamajhi, Manbir Rai, Raj Kumar Gupta, Mahesh Kumar Bartaula, Prem Bahadur Maharjan, Bidya Bhattarai, Padam Giri and Basudev Ghimire.
The CPN (Maoist Centre) has secured victory in nine constituencies and the elected candidates are party Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, leaders Barshaman Pun, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, Devendra Poudel, Raj Kumar Rai, Lekhnath Dahal, Rekha Sharma, Purna Bahadur Bishwokarma and Madhav Sapkota.
Likewise, the CPN (Unified Socialist) has won six seats and the winning candidates are party Chair Madhav Kumar Nepal, leaders Krishna Kumar Shrestha, Prakash Jwala, Sher Bahadur Kunwar, Prem Bahadur Ale and Bhanu Bhakta Joshi.
The Rastriya Swatantra Party has secured victory in five constituencies and the elected candidates are party Chair Ravi Lamichhane, Sobita Gautam, Shishir Khanal, Ganesh Parajuli, and Biraj Bhakta Shrestha.
The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has won three seats and the winning candidates are Dhawal Shamsher Rana, Deepak Bahadur Singh and Gyan Bahadur Shahi.
The Loktantrik Samajbadi Party has clinched victory in two constituencies and the elected members are Sarvendra Nath Shukla and Ram Prakash Chaudhary.
The Janamat Party’s Chandra Kant Raut, independent candidate Lalbir Chaudhary and Nagarik Unmukti Party’s Ganga Ram Chaudhary have won a seat each. -- RSS