Photo Gallery: Nepal Votes in Phase One of First Local Elections in 20 Years
On May 14, 2017, Nepal held phase one of the first local elections in 20 years. More than 14 million voters across 75 districts were registered to elect 34,908 local-level legislative and executive representatives over two phases – the second phase of the election is scheduled for June 14. In phase one, five million citizens across 34 districts in provinces 3, 4, and 6 gathered in 6,641 polling stations to vote for seven local-level representatives: five ward members (a chairperson and four general members) plus an executive head and deputy executive head for their municipality (mayor and deputy mayor) or rural municipality (chair and deputy chair).
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