Although two Communist Party CPN-UML and Maoist Center led alliance is leading the results of First Past The Post elections of national parliament, two Madhesh parties emerge as a major forces leading almost 10 seats and have already secured 10.
The indication is that communist alliances will unlikely to secure two third majorities. However, they will have comfortable majority in the parliament. As Elections Commission started to count the vote for Proportional Representation, CPN-UML and Nepali Congress are in neck to neck and Maoist center is trailing behind.
According to by Nepal’s Election Commission on Sunday afternoon, the alliance of Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist 56) and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center 24) has won 80 seats in the House of Representative and is leading Maoist Center 12 and CPN-UML 23 other constituencies.
Although these two parties secure almost two third in 165 FPTP seats of house, much will be determined by 110 proportional representative seats which will likely to largely determine the types of parliament. The magic number for forming the majority government 138, the alliance is just a short of 28 and they will make it through proportional representatives.
Nepal Congress which won 11 seats and leading in another 12 likely to secure 23 in FPTP. However, Nepali Congress will recover its position when PR results come out.
Similarly, RJP won three and leading 8 and Federal Socialist Forum 3 won and leading 8. The wife of Prime Minister Sher Bahdur Deuba Dr. Arju Rana has lost the elections with CPN-UML from Dhangadhi.