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World ruling alliance heading towards majority in Nepal elections DC Correspondent | PTI

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Kathmandu: The ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s Nepali Congress was on course to win a clear majority in Nepal’s parliamentary elections on Friday, winning 64 of the declared 118 seats.

Of the 275-member House of Representatives, 165 will be elected through direct voting, while the remaining 110 will be elected through a proportional election system.

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A party or coalition needs 138 seats to win a clear majority.

The Nepali Congress was set to emerge as the single largest party by winning 39 seats under the direct voting system. Its coalition partners—the CPN-Maoist Center and the CPN-Unified Socialists—won 12, 10 seats. Democratic Socialist and National People’s Front got two and one seat respectively. All of them are part of the ruling coalition.

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The opposition alliance led by CPN-UML led by former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has got 35 seats. The CPN-UML has won 29 seats. CPN-UML allies – Rashtriya Prajatantra Party and Janata Samajwadi Party – won four and two seats, respectively.

The newly formed Rashtriya Swatantra Party has won 7 seats. Loktantra Samajwadi Party and Janmat Party, both Madhesi parties, have won two and one seat respectively.

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Nagrik Unmukti Party got two more Jan Morcha and Nepal Mazdoor Kisan Party got one seat each. Independents and others won five seats.

On Sunday, elections were held for the House of Representatives (HOR) and seven provincial assemblies. The counting of votes began on Monday.

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