KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Vote counting under Proportional Representation of all election constituencies will complete today, Nawaraj Dhakal, spokesperson at the Election Commission said. So far, votes of Province 3 and 4 have been completed.
“So far, we have finished vote counting of 71 districts. Final results of remaining six districts will be completed by today evening,” Dhakal said.
According to EC’s data, 2,823,880 votes (1,867,061 in Province 3) and (956,819 in Province 4) have been counted as valid.
In Province 3, CPN UML secured 669077 votes, the highest among other political parties. Nepali Congress received 553174 votes.CPN (Maoist Center) received 315469 votes, Bibeksheel Sajha Party secured 118645 votes and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) received 58,360 votes and other fringe parties obtained a total of 152336 votes.
Five political parties mentioned above have crossed provincial threshold of 1.5%.
UML is likely to get a minimum of 24 seats, Nepali Congress (20), Maoist Center (13), Bibeksheel Sajha Party (4) and RPP (3) seats, according to the Sainte-Lague method. The method is a highest quotient method for allocating seats in party-list proportional representation.
The number of seats is derived from an equation. First, the total number valid votes will be divided by the number of election constituencies. The result will be divided by a political party’s votes.
In Province 4, 956,189 votes were counted as valid. Like in Province 3, CPN UML has bagged 373,501 votes, the highest in the province. Other parties, Nepali Congress, Maoist Center, Naya Shakti Nepal and Rastriya Janamorcha garnered 364,797, 119,528, 24,625 and 19,376 votes respectively. Apart from these five parties, others were unable to secure 1.5% threshold.
According to the Sainte-Lague method, CPN-UML, Nepali Congress, Maoist Center, Naya Shakti Nepal and Rastriya Janamorcha will get a minimum of 15, 14, 5, 1 each seats respectively.