UML General Convention: Voting begins at 4 AM

Published On: November 30, 2021 12:24 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

CHITWAN, Nov 30: The much-awaited voting in the ongoing CPN-UML national general convention to elect the party’s new leadership began at 4 AM today--two hours later than the scheduled time-- as leaders continued preparation to secure their victory. 

Incumbent Chairman KP Sharma Oli and Dr Bhim Rawal are in the fray for the post of the party chairman. Electronic voting is being conducted. 

The voting is being held for the post of party chairman, vice chairman and secretary. Similarly, the election is being held for other office bearers’ positions including for central committee-  members (open), Province-1 (geographical) open, Province-1 women, inclusive (open), Tharu (open), backward community and women central members in Sudurpaschim Province.

However, leaders in other office bearers' positions were elected unopposed. 

For the post of six vice chairpersons and seven secretaries, nine leaders have fielded their candidacies. Those staking claims for the post of vice chairperson include Yubaraj Gyawali, Astalaxmi Shakya, Surendra Pandey, Ram Bahadur Thapa, Subash Chandra Nembang, Bishnu Poudel and Ghanashyam Bhushal.

Similarly, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Raghubir Mahaseth, Chhabilal Bishwokarma, Lekha Raj Bhatta, Yogesh Bhattarai, Gokarna Bista, Padma Aryal, Bhim Acharya and Tanka Karki have fielded their candidacies for the post of the party’s secretary. 


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