Vote counting halted in Lahan owing to Congress-Forum dispute

Lahan, September 19

Vote counting has been halted in Lahan Municipality of Siraha district on Tuesday afternoon after representatives of Nepali Congress and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal engaged in a dispute.

After Nepali Congress candidate was declared the winner as chairperson of Ward 3 by defeating the Forum’s candidate by two votes, the Forum had expressed dissatisfaction over the results and demanded recounting.

The counting is expected to resume shortly.

Meanwhile, the Congress candidate has been declared winner as the chairperson of Ward 2 of the municipality.



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