Lamichhane is contesting for parliament on a Rashtriya Swatantra Party ticket and has so far emerged as a big face, as a large number of people in Nepal believe that he can control the country’s politics and power, at least for now. Can shape.
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Nepal Soon a new government is going to come into existence. Nepali Congress The National Democratic Alliance (NC)-led coalition seems to be inching closer to securing a majority in the parliamentary elections in Nepal. By the time of getting the last trends, the ruling coalition has either won about 70 seats or its candidates are leading on them. Meanwhile on television young anchor Rabi Lamichhane (Rabi Lamichhane) is being watched by all who highlighted public issues, now he is preparing for a big national role. His fate is also being decided in the elections.
Lamichhane, who is contesting for parliament on a Rashtriya Swatantra Party (RSP) ticket, has emerged as a big face as a large number of people in Nepal believe that he has lost control of the country’s politics and politics, at least for now. Can shape power. Not only him, other candidates of his party, who are below 40 years of age, are making their presence felt and in some places seem to be emerging as probable winners when the counting of votes gets underway.
Elderly leaders under pressure to make room for youth
The leadership in all the major parties of the country has become old and most of the leaders are in their 70s. There is increasing pressure in the party to pave the way for the youth.
Nepali Congress general secretary Gagan Thapa, who won the Kathmandu-4 seat, said on Tuesday that he would challenge Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba for the leadership of the Congress parliamentary party. While the RSP did not field a candidate against Gagan Thapa, it supported Sagar Dhakal, an Oxford alumnus. He fought as an independent candidate against PM Deuba in his constituency in West Nepal.
Thapa said, “My victory today, and the trust people have reposed in me, gives me enough permission to move forward for the top post.” Another general secretary Vishwa Mohan Sharma, himself a frontrunner in the race, said he would stand by Thapa. In this way, there seems to be a lack of party confidence in Deuba and a possible rift remains.
Many leaders of Oli’s party are following
Early trends so far indicate that most of the stalwarts of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, who are very close to party chief KP Oli, are pulling back, making it difficult for him to continue as party leader Is. Ishwar Pokharel, Bishnu Poudel, Subhash Nembang and Agni Kharel have all been key advisors and ministers when Oli was leading the government, but are trailing in the polls. One of these leaders said, “Oli will have to take responsibility for all these vicissitudes.”
Similarly, the Maoist Center, which is also a major partner in the coalition led by the Nepali Congress, is also showing poor performance. Its chief Pushp Kamal Dahal and other senior leaders are leading, but former speaker Onsari Gharti, former minister Pampha Bhusal and former PM Baburam Bhattarai’s daughter Manasi Yami are seen losing.
Citizenship case on journalist Lamichhane
The Rashtriya Swatantra Party does not yet have a formal party structure, and its chief Rabi Lamichhane has a pending case with the Election Commission regarding his “nationality”. He had already renounced his US citizenship but allegedly did not carefully follow the process to reactivate his Nepali citizenship. In the event of his disqualification on the citizenship issue, the RSP may face an unprecedented crisis and vacuum. The party has fielded candidates for 131 out of 165 candidates for parliamentary seats in the elections.
Meanwhile, the main opposition party CPN-UML (Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist) led by KP Oli has so far won three seats, while it has gained an edge in 42 seats.
counting of votes from monday
In the Himalayan country, voting was held on Sunday for the House of Representatives and the Legislative Assemblies of the seven provinces. The counting of votes started on Monday. Elections are being held for 275 seats in the federal parliament and 550 seats in seven provincial assemblies in Nepal. Of the total 275 members of the Federal Parliament, 165 will be elected through direct voting, while the remaining 110 will be elected through a proportional election system.
Similarly, out of a total of 550 members of the provincial assemblies, 330 will be directly elected, while 220 will be elected through the proportional system. In a politically significant move, the RSP has not fielded any candidate for the provincial legislature. In the event of a hung parliament, the RSP can get an advantage.
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