CPN-UML maintains lead in PR elections

KATHMANDU: The CPN-UML, which has topped the first-past-the-post (FTTP) vote to the House of Representatives, is still leading vote count in proportional representation (PR) system by a margin of 75,000 votes.

As per the information received from Information System Management Section at the Election Commission, the CPN-UML has so far secured 3.058 million votes followed by the Nepali Congress which managed to attain 2.98 million votes.

Similarly, the CPN Maoist Centre has garnered 1.23 million votes while Federal Socialist Forum obtained 443,000 votes.

Likewise, according to EC, Rastriya Janata Party is in the fourth position with 427,000 votes as well as Bibeksheel Sajha Party has secured 209,000 votes, according to the EC.

A total of 9.12 million votes cast to the House of Representatives under PR system have been counted so far, EC informed.