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Vote counting resumes in Dharan after 59 hours

Itahari, July 6

Vote counting has resumed in Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City of Sunsari district after the obstruction of 59 hours.

The counting was put on hold after a dispute among the contesting political parties over the calculation of votes in ward number 9.

A meeting concluded late night came up with an unanimous decision to resume vote count from this morning.

The meeting decided to replace the existing Election Officer Jaya Prasad Mahat with Kamal Thapa, review the already counted votes of ward numbers 1 to 8 and recount votes in ward 9, 10 and 11.

Chief Returning Officer Arjun Kumar Koirala took the initiative to give an outlet to the deadlock.

Political parties including the CPN-Maoist Centre had voiced concerns over the deliberate mistakes committed by two employees deputed in the vote count. The two employees have been suspended.

According to the results already published, Nepali Congress had won all posts in ward 1 and 2 while UML emerged winner in wards 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the sub-metropolitan city.

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Published on July 6th, Thursday, 2017 11:08 AM


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