March 28, 2023

Nepal: PM Deuba’s ruling party won the parliamentary elections, won a record 53 seats

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Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s ruling Nepali Congress has emerged as the single largest party in Nepal’s parliamentary elections, winning 53 seats in the results revealed so far. 165 seats of the country’s 275-member House of Representatives are elected by direct voting while the remaining 110 seats are elected through the proportional election system. Elections to the House of Representatives and seven provincial assemblies were held on 20 November. The counting of votes started on Monday.

The Nepali Congress alone won 53 seats under the direct voting system, while the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) won 42 seats. In addition, CPN-Maoist Center has emerged as the third largest party by winning 17 seats while CPN-Unified Socialist has won 10 seats. The newly formed Rashtriya Swatantra Party and Rashtriya Prajatantra Party have captured seven seats each. Independent candidates and other small parties have got 21 seats. Out of 165 seats, the results of eight are yet to come.

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The ruling coalition of five parties won 85 seats, while the CPN-UML-led alliance won 55. Apart from Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Deuba, three former Prime Ministers Prachanda, Oli and Madhav Nepal have also been elected to the Parliament.

Tag: Nepal, Nepal Politics, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba

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