KATHMANDU: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has won most of the places in the by-elections held to elect 52 vacant posts.
As per the latest update, the results of 51 places have been made public.
The ruling party has won in 29 places. The main opposition Nepali Congress has won in 12 places, Samajwadi Party Nepal has won in four places and Rastriya Janata Party has been victorious in three places. Janamorcha has won State Assembly member in Baglung-2 (B). Rastria Janamorcha’s candidate Khim Bikram Shahi has been elected as the member to the State Assembly member with 11, 235 votes. His closest rival Bahadur Sherchan of Nepali Congress got 9,138 votes.
Similarly, NCP has won provincial by-elections in Dang-3 (B). Bimala Kumari Khatri of NCP has been elected as the provincial assembly member with 24, 286 votes. Her closest rival Keshav Sharma of Nepali Congress secured 19, 182 votes.
NCP has emerged victorious in Falgunanda Rural Municipality of Panchthar district. Bir Bahadur Kurumbang has been elected as the chief of the rural municipality, securing 5,369 votes. His closest rival Brijahang Angdembe of Nepali Congress garnered 4,463 votes.
According to Election Commission (EC), NCP won a House of Representative member in Kaski-2.
Likewise, the Nepali Congress candidate has been elected state assembly member in Bhaktapur-1(A). Likewise, NCP candidates have been elected rural municipalities chiefs in Makalu of Sankhuwasabha, Pipara Rural Municipality in Mohottari and vice-chairman in Kharupunath of Humla.
Results for 42 ward chairmen out of 43 wards have been made public till now. As per the results, NCP has won in 22 places, NC in 11, Samajwadi in four places and RJP in three places. An independent candidate has been elected in Pyuthan.
Counting of votes for mayor of Dharan Sub-metroplis in Sunsari is underway.
NCP: HR member (Kaski-2), State Assembly member in Dang-3 (B), 3 rural municipality chiefs and 2 deputy chief
NC: State Assembly member from Bhaktapur-1 (B)
RJM: Assembly member from Baglung-2 (B)
Samajwadi: in 4 places
RJP: in 3 places