Nepal: Voting begins to elect new President

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Nepal: Voting begins to elect new President

An electoral college also voted in the Presidential elections, which included the members of Parliament and Provincial Assemblies. With the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal and other fringe parties support, Bhandari's overall vote bank accounted for up to 26,921 in her re-election.

Incumbent President Bidya Devi Bhandari is facing Nepali Congress leader Kumari Laxmi Rai for the post of the head of the state.

Bidya Devi Bhandari was on Tuesday re-elected the President of Nepal with an overwhelming majority. A total of 549 lawmakers from the Provincial Council will vote to elect the new president. "We have made the arrangements to count the votes after the voting concludes, and the vote counting is expected to start after 4:00 p.m. and the results will be out by the evening", Election Commission's spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal was quoted by ANI. Sure to be elected, President Bhandari will be the first president of federal Nepal. However, the vote weightage of the lawmakers from the adjacent parliaments is different.

Bhandari, the incumbent president for the last two and a half years, was backed by the ruling Unified Marxist-Leninist party, the largest in the parliament.

The 56-year-old was a minister of defence for nearly two years during her party's previous administration.

Technically, a total of 334 members of the federal parliament, comprising 275 members of the House of Representatives, 59 of the National Assembly, and 550 members of Provincial Assemblies can vote in Tuesday's election.

Meanwhile, Sushila Karki served as the country's first female chief justice until her retirement in 2017, shocking her political backers when she took a tough stance on Nepal's endemic corruption.

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