Vote counting of Kathmandu Metropolis starts

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Kathmandu: The counting of votes of Kathmandu Metropolitan City started on Saturday morning.

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Although, an all-party meeting held on Friday night had decided to count the votes from 8 am today, the counting started after a delay of around two hours.

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The votes are being counted at the office of the Returning Officer in the City Hall building. Election Officer Prem Kumar Shrestha said that the votes of wards 1 and 32 will be counted first to be followed by others gradually.

In the election held on Friday, 63.49 percent of the votes had been cast in the Kathmandu Metropolis.

Keshav Sthapit from CPN-UML, Srijana Singh from Nepali Congress, Madandas Shrestha from RPP, and independent candidate Balen Shah among others are in the mayoral race.