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Vote counting of first phase election begins

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KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The vote counting of the first phase of the election of House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly has started in most of the districts. The counting has started after 5 pm following the meeting of all party in the respective districts.

The security arrangement has beefed up in and around the counting center. Most of the districts have arranged the counting process behind security fencing.

According to the latest report, the vote counting has begun in Gorkha. The districts have two constituencies. The counting of constituency one is underway in Women and Children Welfare office and constituency two is underway in office District Coordination Committee.

Likewise, in Rasuwa, Bajura, Jajarkot, Rukum East, Bhojpur, Jumla, Rolpa and Baitadi, the counting has begun after 5 pm on Thursday.

Similarly, final preparation is underway in districts like Okhaldhunga, Khotang and Darchula to begin the counting process.

The counting will elect 37 members in House of Representatives and 74 members in Provincial Assembly of 32 districts. The first phase of the election was held on November 26 in 32 districts.

 December 7, 2017 17:29 PM