Local elections held largely peacefully in Nepal
STORY: Local elections held largely peacefully in Nepal
DATELINE: May 14, 2022
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Local elections were held on Friday in Nepal largely peacefully, despite clashes and tension at some polling stations.
More than 17 million voters were eligible to cast their votes in the polls held to elect 35,221 representatives to 753 local units from some 145,000 candidates.
The voting was completed for 752 local units on the day, as the death of a deputy mayoral candidate forced the polls in one municipality to be deferred till Tuesday, the Election Commission said in a statement.
"The voting was largely peaceful though there were incidents of clashes among party cadres in some polling centers," Tulasi Bahadur Shrestha, a joint secretary at the Election Commission, told Xinhua.
"The voting was canceled in some of the polling centers," he added.
The commission set up 10,756 polling stations and 21,955 voting boo
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