Local Election

Kathmandu: Balen Shah ahead of Keshav Sthapit by over 5,800 votes (Updated)

Published On: May 17, 2022 07:05 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 17: Independent candidate Balen Shah is leading the mayoral race of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) by a margin of over 5,800 votes against his closest rival Keshav Sthapit of the CPN-UML. 

In the ongoing vote counting, Shah has received 12,553 votes so far (6:45 PM), while Sthapit is trailing behind with 6,706 votes. Similarly, Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Srijana Singh has received 5,957 votes so far. 

There are a total of 300,242 registered voters in KMC but only a little over half of them cast their votes in the May 13 local polls.

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