Dang, July 1
As per the results of the second phase of civic polls in Province 5 received till this evening, the CPN-Maoist Centre has won 11 local levels while the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, Rastriya Janamorcha and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal have secured victory in four, three, two and one local levels respectively in the province.
The CPN-MC won the posts of chair and vice-chair in Bhume, Putha and Sisne rural municipalities of Rukum. Similarly, the party won six seats, while the UML won in two seats in Rolpla. Of 10 local levels in the district, results of eight has been declared. CPN-MC candidate Purna KC won the mayoral post in Rolpa Municipality. KC is the son-in-law of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara.
CPN-MC candidates won the top posts in Thabang, Duikholi, Sukidaha, Sunchhahari, Madi rural municipalities.
Likewise, the UML bagged victory in Triveni and Runtigadhi rural municipalities of Rolpa. Of the nine local levels, vote counting in two local units has been completed in Pyuthan. Rastriya Janamorcha emerged victorious in Mallarani and Jhimruk rural municipalities.
CPN-MC’s candidate has been elected chair of Dang’s Bangalachuli Rural Municipality while NC candidate has been elected Rajpur Rural Municipality chief.
In Bardiya’s Gulriya Municipality, NC’s Muktinath Yadav has been elected to the post of mayor.
In Banke, NC candidate was elected as chief in Duduwa Rural Municipality while Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal bagged the post of chair in Narainapur Rural Municipality.
NC candidate was elected to the post of chair at Chhatradev Rural Municipality in Arghakhanchhi.
In Gulmi, at Resunga Municipality, UML candidate won the mayoral post, while CPN-MC candidate was elected as chair of Dhurkot Rural Municipality in the district.
A version of this article appears in print on July 02, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.