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Local elections: voting begins

2022 May 13, 8:24, Kathmandu

Voting has started in the local level elections that kicked off at all 753 units across the country simultaneously at 7 am today.

Voting is underway in 21, 955 polling centres fixed at 10,756 polling stations across the country and it will continue till 5:00 pm today.

People will be electing a total of 35,221 representatives who include mayors/ chiefs and deputy mayors/ deputy chiefs, ward chairs, Dalit women members, women members and open ward members through today's election taking place for the second time since the country switched to a federal set-up.

It may be noted that 390 candidates have been already elected unopposed in the election and it happened following the nomination registration of a single candidacy for the required post.

According to the EC, 65 political parties are taking part in the election though it had registered 79 parties for the election purposes.

 A total of 109,088 employees have been deputed in the election while the number of volunteers is 65,865 and the observers are 5,000.


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