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By-election: Around 60 percent voter turnout


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2023 Apr 24, 7:01, Kathmandu
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The by-election for the member of the House of Representatives (HoR) concluded in three constituencies in a peaceful and enthusiastic atmosphere on Sunday- with around 60 percent votes cast, according to the Election Commission of Nepal.

Details of votes cast are being entered into the Election Commission's information system at present. As per the preliminary details, the voter turnout stands at 60 percent on average in all three constituencies- Bara-2, Chitwan-2, and Tanahu-1.

In constituency no 2 in Bara, voter turnout remained at 64 percent, in Chitwan-2, it was 63 percent and in Tanahu-1, it was 53 percent, the Commission said.

There were altogether 353,247 eligible voters in three constituencies, according to the Election Commission.

In the parliamentary election on November 20 last year, 63.56 percent of votes were cast in Bara-2, 67.63 percent in Chitwan-2, and 54.03 percent in Tanahu-1.

The ballot papers will be transported from the constituencies to the office of the Chief Returning Officer from the evening till 11:00 pm.

Vote counting will begin as per directive from the Commission and in consensus with the political parties and candidates contesting the by-election and the results announced by April 25, informed Kamal Gyawali, Under-Secretary at the Commission.

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