First phase local poll sees 71 percent voter turnout: EC

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The Election Commission has estimated that there was 71 per cent voting in the first phase of the local level election held in 34 districts on Sunday. 
 
It was informed by Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav during a press conference organized at Election Commission Sunday evening.
 
The Commission has informed that the lowest vote cast was in Ramechhap which is 54 percent whereas, Rasuwa having 82 percent vote cast is the highest. 
 
Yadav informed that the vote counting will begin after collecting ballot boxes from various polling centers. The vote cast in the polling centers of Himalayan areas will be airlifted via chopper. 
 
“The vote counting is expected to begin tonight or tomorrow morning after coordinating with political parties,” he said, Counting will commence tomorrow morning in those places if it cannot be started tonight." He urged the political parties to accept the local poll results.
 
Yadav further informed that voting was cancelled in three polling centers including in Kavre, Kalikot and Dolakha. 
 
Details of vote percent 
 

SNo

Districts

Votes Percent

1

Dolakha

62

2

Ramechhap

54

3

Sindhuli

75

4

Kavrepalanchowk

60

5

Sindhupalchowk

70

6

Rasuwa

82

7

Nuwakot

70

8

Dhading

75

9

Chitwan

70

10

Makawanpur

70

11

Bhaktapur

80

12

Lalitpur

75

13

Kathmandu

75

14

Gorkha

80

15

Lamjung

71

16

Tanahu

70

17

Kaski

75

18

Manang

58

19

Mustang

75

20

Parbat

65

21

Syangja

70

22

Myagdi

60

23

Baglung

67

24

Nawalparasi

73

25

Salyan

71

26

Dolpa

81

27

Jumla

70

28

Mugu

70

29

Humla

75

30

Kalikot

60

31

Dailekh

70

32

Surkhet

70

33

Rukum

75

34

Jajarkot

73

 

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