Nepali Congress, which emerged as the largest party under the direct voting system, today took a substantial lead in the proportional votes too by polling over 2.4 million ballots in the election to elect a new assembly.
The Nepali Congress emerged as the single largest party in elections to Nepal`s second Constituent Assembly winning 105 of the 240 seats under the first-past-the-post category results of which were finally declared Monday.
The Nepali Congress today emerged as the leading party in polls to elect an assembly that will draft Nepal`s new Constitution, securing a 14-seat lead over CPN-UML while Prachanda-led Maoists were a distant third.
Nepali Congress took a narrow lead over the CPN-UML while the UCPN (Maoist) was at a distant third as the counting continued today for the election to the Constituents Assembly that will draft Nepal’s new Constitution in the country after years of political turmoil.
Khilraj Regmi, chairman of Nepal`s interim election government, has directed the country`s four security agencies to ensure that the Constituent Assembly elections Tuesday are conducted in a free and fair manner, the government Monday said.
Twenty-six activists from the breakaway faction of Unified CPN-Maoist were detained in Nepal on Wednesday for allegedly distributing pamphlets asking the public to boycott the November 19 Constituent Assembly polls.