PM Deuba-Led Ruling Alliance Heading Towards Majority In Nepal Polls

Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s Nepali Congress-led ruling coalition was on Friday heading towards winning a clear majority in Nepal’s parliamentary elections.

With the alliance bagging 67 seats out of the 124 declared so far, the Nepali Congress is heading towards a majority win. A party or a coalition needs 138 seats to win a clear majority.

In the 275-member House of Representatives, 165 will be elected through direct voting, while the remaining 110 will be elected through a proportional electoral system.

The Nepali Congress (NC) was set to emerge as the single-largest party after winning 42 seats alone under the direct voting system.

Its alliance partners — CPN-Maoist Centre and CPN-Unified Socialist have won 12, 10 seats. The Lokatantrik Samajwadi and Rastriya Janamorcha have bagged two and one seats respectively. They are all part of the ruling alliance.

Elections to the House of Representatives (HoR) and seven provincial assemblies were held on Sunday. The counting of votes started on Monday.

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