Voting has concluded under the second phase local level election in Province Nos. 1, 5 and 7 in a peaceful and enthusiastic manner.
According to the election commission, 70.5 per cent voters have cast their ballot in the second phase of local level elections today.
Organizing a press conference at the commission today, chief election commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadab said the election was concluded in a fair and peaceful manner, regardless of few violence and disruption witnessed in few places.
Bajura has the highest number of voters turn out with 80 per cent votes and Bhojpur has the least with 61 per cent.
The Election Commission stated that polling centres opened at 7 am today for voting in the election.
The second round of civic polls was held in 334 local levels including one metropolitan, seven sub-metropolitan, 111 municipalities and 215 rural municipalities of 35 districts in Province 1, 5 and 7.
The Election Commission has thanked the political parties, the local civil society and all who helped better manage the voting centres at the local level by managing tarpaulin sheets and other materials.
The interesting fact of today's election is that As many as 8 voters aged above 100 years have enthusiastically exercised their franchise in various polling stations during the second phase of local level election today..
One hundred and thirteen years old Pashupati Saud cast her ballot at 7 am today at the Bhumiraj Lower Secondary School polling centre at Suranaya Rural Municipality in Baitadi district.
Similarly, Ganga Bahadur Oli, 103, of Rolpa Municipality-8 cast his vote in the local level election today held under the second phase. Oli who was supported by his confidant to the polling center dropped the first ballot. Giving his reaction after casting his vote, he said he hoped that his ballot would contribute to creating a development wave, which according to him is also his dream, in his locality.
One hundred and four years old Hari Prasad Wagle cast his vote at Namuna polling station at Buddha Shanti Rular Municipality-1.
Similarly, another elderly of the same age, Rana Bahadur Karki voted at Mangalam Secondary School at Kamal Rular Municipality-5.
Likewise, 102-year-old Ganga Devi Chapagain cast her ballot at Jivan Jyoti Elementary School at Bhadrapur-9.
Similarly, 105-year-old Kalashi Bhatta of Shaileshikhar Municipality cast her vote at local Bhumiraj Lower Secondary School, Tauki polling centre at 7 am among others.