Although the counting of First Past The Post closer to end with communist alliances is wining almost two-thirds majority, media is Nepal’s southern neighbor are full of the story about this surprising victory.
NDTV online writes left alliance wins big in Nepal polls. Similarly, India.com declared that Leftist Alliance Set For Victory in Nepal. The online says that the leftist alliance also won a majority in the state assemblies too.
Indian Express writes Nepal’s Oli, most likely next PM, wins the parliament seat. The Hindustan Times has similar headlines. Nepal’ recently elections and communists overwhelming victory is seen as a surprise in India where rightists Bharatiya Janta Party is ruling with thumping majority.
Sandwiched between two big neighbors Communist China in the north and democratic India in South, Nepal’s election results with communists parties are close to a majority is taken as a big surprise around the world.
Left Alliance Wins Big In Nepal Polls, Likely To Get 115 Of 165 Seats. There are a total of 165 Parliament seats and 330 provincial assembly seats under the direct election system. In the provincial assembly, CPN-UML has won 27, Maoist Centre 19, Nepali Congress 6, Naya Shakti and independent one each.
A total of 1,663 candidates contested polls for parliamentary seats while 2,819 were in the fray for the provincial an assembly seat in the historic elections that many hope will bring the much-needed political stability to the Himalayan nation.
The polls will elect 128 members of parliament and 256 members of provincial assemblies.
The house of representatives consists of 275 members, of which 165 would be elected directly under the first-past-the-post system while the remaining 110 will come through the proportional representation system.
Voting in two-phased parliamentary and provincial assembly elections were held on November 26 and December 7.