The Nepali Congress (NC) emerged as the single largest political party with 67 out of 124 seats in Nepal’s elections held last Friday.
By Press Trust of India: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s Nepali Congress-led ruling coalition is on course to win a clear majority in Nepal’s parliamentary elections on Friday, with the coalition winning 67 of the 124 seats declared so far.
In the 275-member House of Representatives, 165 are elected by direct vote, while the remaining 110 are elected by proportional representation.
A party or coalition needs 138 seats to get a clear majority.
The Nepali Congress (NC) continues to emerge as the single largest party winning 42 seats alone under the direct voting system.
Its coalition partners — CPN-Maoist Center and CPN-Unified Socialist won 12, 10 seats. Loktantric Samajwadi and Rashtriya Jana Morcha got two and one seats respectively. They are all part of the ruling coalition.
The opposition alliance led by former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli won 38 seats.
CPN-UML won 30 seats.
CPN-UML partners – Rashtriya Republic Party and Janata Samajwadi Party – won five and three seats respectively.
The newly formed Rashtriya Vastaran Party won 7 seats.
Loktantra Samajwadi Party and Janamat Party — both Madhesi parties — won two and one seats respectively
Nagrik Unmukti Party got two seats and Jan Morcha and Nepal Mazdoor Kisan Party got one seat each. Five seats were won by independents and others.
Elections to the House of Representatives (HoR) and seven provincial assemblies were held on Sunday. Counting of votes started on Monday.