Voting opens for Nepal’s second phase of polls

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Voting started on Thursday in 45 districts of Nepal for the concluding phase of the historic provincial and parliamentary polls that many expectation will bring the required political constancy to the Himalayan nation.

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Over 12.2 million balloters are qualified for the polling rights in the second phase of the ballots.

The polling will be held today for 128 constituencies of Parliament’s House of Representatives in addition to 256 seats of Provincial Assemblies in 45 districts.

Overall 4,482 people involving PM Sher Bahadur Deuba will be struggling with their fortune in the concluding phase.

In the elections, 1,663 candidates from House of Representatives are competing and 2,819 contender are challenging for the Provincial Assemblies.

About 15,344 polling centres have been made. The voting will get start from today.

The initial phase of the votes was successfully conducted in 32 districts on November 26.

For the ballots, around 200,000 security officers have been positioned in an effort to increase the security at several parts of Nepal before polls.

The polls will decide on 128 Members of Parliament and 256 Members of the Provincial Assemblies.

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The votes are a key step toward putting into practice the new Constitution.

 

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