KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The first phase of the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies concluded Sunday peacefully, the Ministry of Home Affairs said.
In a press statement on Sunday evening, the Ministry said the twin elections were held in 32 districts in a very exciting and peaceful atmosphere with the people’s enthusiastic participation.
The voter turnout in the phase I elections was around 65 per cent and safe transport of ballot boxes to the district headquarters from the polling stations is going on, Ministry spokesperson Narayan Prasad Sharma Duwadi said in the statement.
The elections concluding in peaceful, impartial and fear-free atmosphere with people’s enthusiastic participation despite geographical remoteness, (adverse) weather condition and a few obstructions from some anti-election forces was itself a great achievement in course of institutionalizing federalism, the Ministry added.
The Nepalese Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and security personnel from the National Investigation Department were mobilized for the purpose of election security.
The Ministry thanking all those contributing to holding the elections hoped for the same kind of cooperation and support and people’s participation in the second phase of elections scheduled to be held in 45 districts on coming December 7. RSS