103-year-old Deep Bahadur Thapa after voting in Bardibas, Mahottari
Kathmandu, December 7
Polls have closed in the second round of the provincial and parliamentary elections in Nepal following a relatively peaceful day of voting in 45 districts. Although voter turnout has been expected to be lower than that of the recently-concluded local elections, officials say there weren’t any major incidents of violence.
Here’s a summary of what happened during the day across the country:
Terathum, Dhankuta: Polling was peaceful. Ballot boxes to be brought to the district headquarters tonight. Count to begin tomorrow. Security was beefed up in Dhankuta where a person had lost his life in poll violence during the first CA elections.
Ilam: Polls have closed after a quiet day of voting. Counting to being tomorrow morning.
Udaypur: Polling was peaceful, no major incidents were reported.
Jhapa: Voter turnout was lower in areas near the highway. Polling was peaceful. Hari Prasad Wagle (101) cast his vote at Namuna High School booth.
Morang: Vote count will begin tomorrow. Polling peaceful. Ballot boxes from hilly areas of the district to be brought to district headquarters by 1 am.
Sunsari: Polling was largely peaceful in Sunsari. In Dharan, an IED was found near a polling station at around 9:30 am, but it was defused by security personnel.
Saptari : According to reports, polls closed without major incidents of violence. In Mahadewa, local boycotted the polls protesting the lack of ‘development’ in their area.
Sarlahi: Four people were injured after the Nepali Congress and RJP cadres clashed in Phulparasi. Police had to resort to shooting in the air to take the situation under control.
Parsa : Polls closed peacefully
Dang : An IED exploded near the Adharbhoot School Doghare polling station
Achham : Cadres of UML and the Nepali Congress clashed in Charpati, Achham. Police fired tear gas shells to disperse protestors.
Argakhanchi : Polling has been cancelled in two stations in Neta, Argakhanchhi. The ballot papers were not signed by the returning officer, and the political parties threatened to boycott polls.
Kathmandu Valley, Kavre, Dadeldhura : Polling closed peacefully with no major incidents of violence reported.
Published on December 7th, Thursday, 2017 6:41 PM
Source: Online Khabar (ENG) ले छापेको छ ।