Nepal | November 19, 2019

3,148 Nepali Congress reps cast votes for new leadership

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Left to right- Nepali Congress president candidates Ram Chandra Paudel, Krishna Prasad Situala and Sher Bahadur Deuba. Photo: RSS

Left to right- Nepali Congress president candidates Ram Chandra Paudel, Krishna Prasad Situala and Sher Bahadur Deuba. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: As many as 3,148 party representatives cast their votes for the new leadership of Nepali Congress in the party’s ongoing 13th national general convention, in Kathmandu, on Sunday.

Among 3,161 party leaders and cadres who were elected to vote, 13 remained absent.

Voting to elect 64 positions in the 85-member Central Working Committee had begun at around 8:45 am today and it took around 11 hours to conclude.

The convention would elect a president, a general secretary and a treasurer along with 61 CWC members. The new president will appoint 21 CWC members after the election.

Likewise, the president will also appoint a vice-president, a general secretary and a joint general secretary from among the elected CWC members.

Ram Chandra Paudel, Sher Bahadur Deuba and Krishna Prasad Sitaula have thrown their hats in the ring for the party presidency.

Likewise, Shashanka Koirala, Arjun Narsingha KC and Gagan Thapa are in the fray for the general secretary’s post.

In total, as many as 312 candidates had competed for 64 positions including 10 for three office-bearers.

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