Vote counting in Mahankaal Rural Municipality in Lalitpur put off amid disputes

Published On: May 14, 2022 02:35 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

LALITPUR, May 14: Vote counting in Mahankaal Rural Municipality in Lalitpur district has been postponed after some ballot papers were found without signature of the election officer.

The votes were cast in the local election held on May 13. Dispute ensued after such ballot papers were found in the course of vote counting. Discussion among election candidates and political parties' representatives is currently underway to resolve the disputes, according to Election Officer Sushila Gyawali. 

Counting of votes will resume after the meeting forges consensus among poll candidates on the issue, Gyawali said. 

The rural municipality having 9,012 voters had recorded 7,600 votes (77.96 per cent) cast in the election, informed Gyawali.  

Based on the votes counted so far, Nepali Congress's Ganesh KC is leading the post of  chairperson followed by CPN (Maoist Center)'s Dolmaya Gole for vice-chair.

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