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Shakya elected mayor of Kathmandu

Kathmandu, May 28

Bidya Sundar Shakya of CPN-UML has been officially elected mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City.

Shakya beat his closest competitor Raju Raj Joshi by a margin of 19,000 votes, the Election Commission said following the conclusion of the vote-counting proces which took 13 days to complete.

According to official figures, Shakya secured 64,913 votes while Joshi garnered 45,269 votes. Bibeksheel Nepali’s Ranju Darshana finished third with 23,439 votes. Sajha Party’s Kishore Thapa received 18,496 votes.

Meanwhile, the Nepali Congress’ Hariprabha Khadgi has been elected Shakya’s deputy. She received 58,952 votes. Her closest competitor the RPP’s Rajaram Shrestha secured 34,854 votes. Sajha Party’s Nirupama Yadav was third in the race with 11,533 votes.

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