December 1: Counting of votes cast under the proportional representation (PR) system during the November 20 elections to the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies is still underway. It has listed the CPN (UML) in the lead position.
According to the Election Commission (EC), out of 10,359,550 valid votes counted by the time this news was prepared, the UML has received 2,766,976 votes under the PR system of the HoR.
Similarly, the Nepali Congress, which won the highest number of seats under the first-past-the-post electoral system, has obtained 2,635,852 votes followed by the CPN (Maoist Centre) with 1,160,898 votes.
Likewise, the Rastriya Swatantra Party has garnered 1,114,639 votes cementing fourth position in the PR votes.
The Rastriya Prajatantra Party is fifth with 585,257 votes, while the Janata Samajwadi Party has obtained 420,942 votes and the Janamat Party 394,276 votes required to meet the minimum votes to become national political party.
Likewise, the CPN (Unified Socialist) has obtained 293,957 votes and the Nagarik Unmukti Party is trailing behind with 271,646 votes. -- RSS