May 13: Voting for the local level election 2079 has been completed peacefully today (May 13), with sporadic incidents of disturbances.
As a result, the Nepal Police has concluded that the election was held peacefully. Nepal Police Spokesperson Senior Superintendent of Police Bishnukumar KC said that the election was held peacefully despite sporadic incidents in different districts. According to him, 110 incidents took place in more than 30 districts today as per the details received at the Police Headquarters as of 5:00 pm today.
As per the details received, re-polling was held in 40 polling stations due to disputes. SSP KC said that voting has been postponed in some polling stations including Kavre, Saptari and Sarlahi. In some districts, even the rains affected the voting process.
The police spokesperson said that warning shots had to be fired in some polling stations of 11 districts to bring the situation under control. Likewise, tear gas shells were fired at one polling station in Humla.
The Election Commission said that necessary arrangements have been made for the safe transportation of ballot boxes as well as to initiate vote counting immediately by collecting all the ballot boxes.
The local-level election was held in a single phase for the first time. The local-level election held for the first time in 2074 BS after promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal was held in three phases.
Today’s voting began from 7:00 am at 21,955 polling stations of 10,756 voting centres across the nation. A total of 35,221 people’s representatives in 753 local levels would be elected by the election.
Out of 145,011 candidates contesting the election, 390 have been already elected unanimously. Similarly, of the 79 political parties registered with the Election Commission for the election, 65 parties registered their nomination. A total of 439,953 people including 109,088 employees, 65,865 volunteers, 5,000 supervisors and 260,000 security personnel were deployed for the election. -- RSS