KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The Election Commission has said it has counted more than 7.6 million votes under the proportional election category. The figure is the latest update of votes received by 47 political parties published by the EC on Saturday evening
There is a constitutional provision to elect a total of 110 members to the House of Representatives via the proportional electoral system. As per the vote count, the CPN UML is ahead with 2.8 million votes followed by the Nepali Congress with 2.1 million votes. Similarly, the CPN Maoist has been able to secure third position with 891,000 votes. The fourth party in proportional representation is the Rastriya Swatantra Party which has collected 854,000 votes.
Similarly, Rastriya Prajatantra Party has so far received 458,000 votes, followed by Janata Samajbadi Party (248,000 votes), CPN-Unified Socialist (193,000 votes), Janamat Party (178,000 votes), Nagarik Unmukti Party (175,000 votes), Loktantrik Samajbadi Party 104,000 votes), Nepal Workers and Peasants Party 68,000 votes).
The Nationalist People's Party is last in the ranking with 1,159 votes under the proportional election system. The vote turnout in the election to the House of Representatives and Province Assembly was 61 percent. There are more than 17.9 million voters registered for the election. For the first-past-the-post election, there were 2,412 candidates while for the proportional election, there are 2,199 candidates in the final closed list. (RSS)