Voting concludes in CA Election with about 70 pc voter turnout

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KATHMANDU, NOVEMBER 19 - The CA Election 2013 has concluded on Tuesday with an impressive turnout of voters. Even with the alliance led by CPN-Maoist boycotting the election, the election went ahead peacefully throughout the nation with some minor incidents.

Election Commissioner Dolakh Bahadur Gurung said that about 70 percent voters exercised their franchise in today's election. The EC is organizing a press conference in a while to inform in detail about the election.

According to the EC, the voting in Tribhuvan High School of Jharjwala, Depal VDC has been postponed due to some unavoidable circumstances. Likewise, no votes were cast in Thawang of Rolpa. Thawing is considered as a stronghold of CPN-Maoist. The EC has admitted that no votes were cast in Thawang. In the past election, UCPN-Maoist chairman Prachanda had received all the votes from 1,878 voters.

The referendum on the system of government held in 1980 also went totally against the Panchayat System. In the parliamentary elections of 1994 and 1999, only five votes were cast, as the Maoists were not in the election. Besides that, the election was held peacefully in an enthusiastic manner.

The election began at 7 am in the morning and concluded at 5 pm in the evening. A total of 12,147,865 voters were registered for the election this time, which includes 5,980,881 are male and 6,166,829 are female with the remaining 155 third genders. Six thousand 128 candidates are contesting for the 240 seats in the FPTP election system, while 122 parties have registered the names of 10,709 candidates for the PR system. 

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