EC submits election results report to President Bhandari

The Annapurna Express

The Annapurna Express

EC submits election results report to President Bhandari

The Election Commission submitted the election results report to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday.

Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya handed over the report to President Bhandari this afternoon.

The CEC presented the report to the President as per House of Representatives Election Act, 2074 (62), Sagar Acharya, spokesperson at the President’s office, said.

Election Commission office bearers were also present in the program.

There is a provision that the EC should submit the report with final results of the FPTP and PR system within seven days of the announcement of the election results to the President.

On the occasion, President Bhandari said that the election is important for strengthening democracy.

Expressing her happiness over the conclusion of the elections to the House of Representatives (HoR) and the Province Assembly (PA), she thanked all including the Election Commission, security bodies, stakeholders and voters for this.

Similarly, CEO Thapaliya said that  the polls were concluded in a fair and fearless environment.

As many as 184 men (66.90 per cent) and 91 women (33.10 per cent) were elected as members of the House of Representatives. Similarly, a total of 350 (63.64 per cent) men and 200 (36.36 per cent) women were elected as members of seven provincial assemblies.

A total of 2,411 candidates contested the parliamentary election under the First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) electoral system. Of them, 225 women and 2,191 candidates contested the PR election. Of them, 1,187 women.

Similarly, a total of 3,224 candidates contested the provincial assembly elections under the FPTP system. Of them, 280 were women and 3,708 candidates, including 1, 511 women, contested election under the PR system.

A total of 11, 542 candidates contested the parliamentary and province assembly elections.

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