Nepal’s main opposition party “Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)” is comfortably ahead in the first phase of historic local elections in Nepal held after two decades. Among the announced results CPN-UML won most seats and leading in some partially announced seat, followed by ruling Nepali Congress and Maoist Communist Party. Due to slow count the final result of this election phase which was held at 14th May, is not declared yet. The Chief Election Commissioner said that it may take a week for the results to be announced.
In the first round of local elections held in three provinces in Nepal, the main opposition party CPN-UML won 71 Mayor / Chairman post (at the time this report is published). They are also ahead in 47 other seats. The ruling Congress party has won 69 mayors /chairmen position and leading in 36 seats. The Maoist Communist Party has won 34 mayor / chairman posts and ahead in 9 seats. Apart from these three major parties, Rastriyo Projatontro party won 1 seats and rest have won 4 mayor / chairman seats.
Similarly, for the Deputy Mayor / Vice Chairman posts, CPN-UML is also leading with 84 seats as well as ahead in 47 others. Nepal congress in 2nd place with 50 and 33 whereas Maoist Communist Party won 36 Deputy Mayor / Vice Chairman posts. Rastriyo Projatontro party won 3 and rest have won 4 more seats.
2nd phase elections will be held in 14th June for the remaining provinces. The Nepali Congress has the maximum seats in the current Constituent Assembly. Contrary to that, UML has done much better in local elections.