Second Phase of Parliamentary and Provincial election Begins in 45 districts
Voters armed with their voter identity cards started streaming into polling stations early in the morning, as voting started at 7 am today. It will continue until 5 pm today.
Photo: Top Lal Aryal Gulmi
The second and final phase of the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies are taking place in the remaining 45 districts today. The polls will elect 128 parliamentary and 128 provincial representatives.
A total of one crore, 22 lakhs, 35 thousand and 993 voters are expected to cast their votes from the total 15,344 polling centers.
Under the first-past-the-post system, altogether 1663 candidates for the House of Representatives, and 2819 for the State Assemblies are competing. Likewise, under the proportional representation, 110 candidates for parliament, and 5,838 for province are in the race.
Voter turnout is expected to be 75 percent against 65 percent in the first phase of the polls held earlier on November 26.
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