Voting ends in presidential election, result in a few hours

Voting has concluded in the presidential elections held on Thursday.

Voting in the election began at the Parliament building in New Baneshwar, Kathmandu, at 10 a.m. and ended at 3 p.m.

Preparations are underway to begin counting votes after voting ends.

According to the Election Commission, ballots will not be valid if they do not have the Swastik seal or if they are not sealed within the box specified for a candidate.

A total of 313 federal legislators and 518 provincial legislators voted in Thursday’s elections. Lawmakers from the Rastriya Prajatantra Party and the Nepal Workers and Peasants Party did not vote.

Votes cast by federal legislators and provincial legislators will be counted in separate places.

Each presidential candidate will have a representative present during the vote count. Ramesh Lekhak will represent Nepali Congress candidate Ram Chandra Paudel in the vote count and Mahesh Bartaula will represent CPN-UML candidate Subash Chandra Nembang.

The Electoral Commission said that the result of the election will be announced in a few hours and the winning candidate will receive the certificate on Thursday.

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