Local level Election concludes peacefully: EC

Security personnel and Election Commission staff taking ballot boxes from polling stations to the office of the Returning Officer for vote counting at Rastriya Sabha Griha in Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu, on Fridya, May 13, 2022. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: The May 13 local level election has concluded in a peaceful and encouraging manner, said the Election Commission Nepal.

The poll successfully concluded barring some incidents, said the EC’s spokesperson and joint secretary Shaligram Sharma Paudel. There have been some incidents in some places leading to a halt in the polling, he said at a press conference organised in Kathmandu today.

The exact number of votes cast in the election is yet to come by as the voting continued until late so as to allow those already in a queue to cast their vote, he said.

Sharma Paudel thanked those employed for the poll for their unwavering help. The ballot boxes will be transported to safety tonight and then the vote count will begin after organising an all-party discussion, he said.

Election was halted in some polling centres in districts including Jumla, Saptari, Kavre, Rautahat, Ramechhap, Bara, Bajura and Parbat following disputes and subsequent clashes, according to the EC.


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