Local elections: 385 independent candidates secure victory

Published On: May 28, 2022 05:17 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 28: Altogether 385 independent candidates sealed victory in the May 13 local elections so far, according to the Election Commission of Nepal.

A total of 24 political parties had participated in the poll and of the 385 elected independent candidates, 266 were males and 119 females. Also, seven of them were elected mayor and six chairperson of rural municipalities. 

Independent candidates won mayor in Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City, Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City and Janakpur Sub-Metropolitan City.

Similarly, two candidates were elected deputy mayors and two vice-chairpersons. Also, 136 emerged victorious as ward chairpersons, according to the EC.


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