Local Elections

Kathmandu: Balen Shah ahead of his closest rival Keshav Sthapit by over 7,300 votes

Published On: May 18, 2022 08:37 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 18: Independent candidate Balen Shah is leading the mayoral race of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) by a margin of over 7,300 votes against his closest rival Keshav Sthapit of the CPN-UML. 

In the ongoing vote counting, Shah has received 15,403 votes so far (6:20 AM), while Sthapit is trailing behind with 8,080 votes. Similarly, the ruling alliance candidate Sirjana Singh of Nepali Congress (NC) has received 7,192 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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