Nepalis all around the country are queuing up to vote in the local elections today. Nepal will be choosing from 145,010 individuals for more than 35,221 legislative and executive seats in 753 local units across 77 districts. Of these, 390 representatives have already been elected unopposed.
A total of 17,733,723 voters are registered of which 8,992,010 are male, 8,741,530 female and 183 have registered under the ‘others’ category. An estimated 300,000 people have travelled to their home districts this week to vote in Friday’s elections.