Building of the Election Commission at Kantipath in Kathmandu/File Photo
KATHMANDU: The Election Commission has said it has counted more than 7.6 million votes under the proportional election.
It is the update of votes total 47 political parties received till 5:40pm Saturday. There is a constitutional provision that a total of 110 members are elected to the House of Representatives via the proportional electoral system.
As per the count, the CPN UML has stood first with 2.8 million votes while it is followed by Nepali Congress with 2.1 million.
Similarly, CPN Maoist has been able to secure third position with 891 thousand votes.
The fourth party in rank to get proportional votes is Rastriya Swatantra Party which also collected 854 thousand votes.
Similarly, Rastriya Prajatantra Party received 458 thousand votes, Janata Samajbadi Party 248 thousand votes, CPN (Unified Socialist) 193 thousand votes, Janamat Party 178 thousand votes, Nagarik Unmukti Party 175 thousand votes, Loktantrik Samajbadi Party 104 thousand votes, Nepal Workers and Peasant Party 68 thousand votes.
The Rastriya Janamorcha Party is in the last rank getting 1,159 votes under the proportional election.
The vote turnout in the election to the House of Representatives and Province Assembly was 61 percent.
There were more than 17.9 million voters registered for the election.
For the first-past-the-post election, there were 2,412 candidates while for the proportional election under FPTP, there are 2,199 candidates in the final closed list.