Vote count halted over ballot miscalculation dispute in Dharan sub-metropolitan City
July 4, 2017 08:49 AM NPT
By: Rohit Rai
DHARAN, JULY 4: Vote count has been halted in Dharan Sub-metropolitan City since Monday midnight over ballot miscalculation dispute.
CPN(Maoist Center) and Federal Socialist Forum–Nepal(FSFN) have accused Election Commission representatives involved in vote counting of rigging vote computation.
According to them, certain votes cast for FSFN deputy mayoral candidate was added to the total number of votes cast for CPN-UML deputy mayoral candidate.
“The Election Commission representatives without knowledge about how to calculate votes have been mobilized in the name of expediting the vote counting process. It is likely to influence election result”, Sujendra Gole, Nepali Congress leader, told Republica Online. He added, “ They have not been given a calculator. They have been obliged to calculate votes using their hand”.