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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Maoists need two more seats for majority in direct vote

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 16 April: Maoists need two more seats to gain a majority in direct vote count for the 10 April constituent assembly elections.
They have collected 119 seats of the 224 results announced so far—two short of a majority; 240 assembly members are directly elected.
Maoists also lead in vote count for indirect votes;; they have collected 1.43 million of the 4.47 million votes cast in vote count followed by Congress and CPN-UML.
The assembly has altogether 601 directly and indirectly members.
On party order, five ministers and two ministers of state of CPN-UML collectively resigned submitting resignations to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Wednesday.
CPN-UMP team leader Foreign Minister Sahana Pradhan revealed Koirala asked the ministers to reconsider their decision.
“We will take in the constitution drafting process,” and revealed Koirala asked the ministers to withdraw their resignations.
Congressman Ramesh Rijal and Janamorcha Chairman Amik Serchan were elected from Parsa and Chitwan—Serchan was supported by Maoists..
Twenty-three women have been selected so far, 20 on Maoist tickets.
Altogether 224 results in direct elections have been announced so far.
Congress, CPN-UML and Madesh Janatantrik Forumhave gathered 34, 31, and 24 seats respectively.
Congress vice-president Prakash Man Singh said Wednesday his party shouldn’t form a government led by Maoists.
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Maoists need two more seats for majority in direct vote

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 16 April: Maoists need two more seats to gain a majority in direct vote count for the 10 April constituent assembly elections.
They have collected 119 seats of the 224 results announced so far—two short of a majority; 240 assembly members are directly elected.
Maoists also lead in vote count for indirect votes;; they have collected 1.43 million of the 4.47 million votes cast in vote count followed by Congress and CPN-UML.
The assembly has altogether 601 directly and indirectly members.
On party order, five ministers and two ministers of state of CPN-UML collectively resigned submitting resignations to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Wednesday.
CPN-UMP team leader Foreign Minister Sahana Pradhan revealed Koirala asked the ministers to reconsider their decision.
“We will take in the constitution drafting process,” and revealed Koirala asked the ministers to withdraw their resignations.
Congressman Ramesh Rijal and Janamorcha Chairman Amik Serchan were elected from Parsa and Chitwan—Serchan was supported by Maoists..
Twenty-three women have been selected so far, 20 on Maoist tickets.
Altogether 224 results in direct elections have been announced so far.
Congress, CPN-UML and Madesh Janatantrik Forumhave gathered 34, 31, and 24 seats respectively.
Congress vice-president Prakash Man Singh said Wednesday his party shouldn’t form a government led by Maoists.
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