Fresh election in 16 constituencies of Nepal: EC

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Kathmandu, Apr 12: The Election Commission of Nepal has ordered fresh election in 60 polling centres in 16 constituencies across the Himalayan country. ''Polling could be rescheduled in a few more places,'' EC spokesperson Laxman Prasad Bhattarai said yesterday, adding that booth capturing, damaging and torching of ballot boxes and papers were some of the reasons that led to the re-election.

He said re-scheduling of the election in most of these centres, majority of them falling in the eastern and central Tarai region, was expected within a week, The Himalayan Times reported. EC also informed the process of receiving ballot boxes from various constituencies in the districts was underway and that all ballot boxes of 36 districts have already reached the district headquarters concerned.

Out of 36 districts, the vote counting of 71 constituencies in 26 districts was in progress as of this evening, Mr Bhattarai added.


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