(Updated) Nepal local elections: 41% voter turnout as of 2:00 pm

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File: Election Commission

Kathmandu, May 13

The Election Commission says preliminary reports estimate around 41 per cent voter turnout in the local elections being held across Nepal as of 2:00 pm.

This is an exciting voter turnout, claims the commission spokesperson Shalik Ram Sharma Paudel.

He says voting is yet to begin at a few places whereas it has been interrupted at other places owing to some clashes between the representatives of different parties. All-party meetings are being held at those voting centres to start or resume voting, according to him.

Owing to the clashes, the commission has decided to cancel the voting in Dakneshwori municipality in Saptari.

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