Prime Minister Deuba won 25,534 votes against his closest rival Sagar Dhakal, 31, an independent candidate who won 1,302 votes. Deuba has never lost a parliamentary election in the five decades of his political career.
Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was elected by a huge margin of votes in Dadeldhura constituency in far western Nepal on Wednesday for the seventh time in a row, with his Nepalese Congress party leading the electoral tally with 11 seats. nowadays. Elections to the House of Representatives (HoR) and seven provincial assemblies were held on Sunday. The counting of votes began on Monday.
Deuba won 25,534 votes against his closest rival Sagar Dhakal, 31, an independent candidate who won 1,302 votes. Deuba has never lost a parliamentary election in the five decades of his political career.
Nepali Congress President Deuba, 77, is currently serving as prime minister for a fifth term.
Dhakal is a young engineer, who had a verbal quarrel with Deuba during a public debate on a BBC Sajha Sawal show five years ago, after which he decided to challenge Deuba saying that now young people should have a chance in politics and old people like Deuba should step down.
Nepal’s ruling Congress has so far won 11 seats in the House of Representatives (HoR) while leading in 46 other constituencies. The CPN-UML led by former Prime Minister KP Oli has so far won three seats and is leading in 42 constituencies.
The newly formed Rastriya Swotantra party won three seats in Kathmandu district. The Rastriya Prajatantra Party, the Socialist Unified Party CPN and the Nagarik Unmukti Party won one seat each. So far, 20 HoR seats have been declared.
Out of 275 deputies, 165 will be elected by direct suffrage, while the remaining 110 will be elected by proportional representation. Likewise, out of a total of 550 members of the seven provincial assemblies, 330 will be elected by direct suffrage and 220 by proportional representation.