Latest vote counting update of metropolises

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Kathmandu: The vote counting of the local-level elections is underway in five metropolitan cities on Saturday afternoon.

As per the latest update, the ruling alliance candidates have maintained a lead in metropolises except for Kathmandu. The vote counting has been completed in Biratnagar. Nagesh Koirala of the Nepali Congress secured a win for a mayoral post in Biratnagar garnering 30,170 votes. His closest rival Sagar Kumar Thapa of UML received 21,455 votes.

Independent candidate Balen Shah is leading in the mayoral race in Kathmandu, Renu Dahal of CPN (Maoist Center) in Bharatpur, Chiribabu Maharjan of Nepali Congress in Lalitpur, Dhanraj Acharya of CPN (Unified Socialist) in Pokhara and Rajeshman Singh of Janata Samajwadi Party in Birgunj.

Here is the latest update of metropolises:

Kathmandu metropolis:

Independent candidate Balen Shah: 33,260
CPN-UML candidate Keshav Sthapit: 17,692
Nepali Congress candidate Sirjana Singh: 17,579

Bharatpur metropolis:

Renu Dahal (CPN (Maoist Center): 21267

Vijay Subedi (UML): 18075

Jagannath Poudel (Independent): 7983

Lalitpur metropolis:

Chiribabu Maharjan (NC): 26236

Harikrishna Byajankar (UML): 15307

Ashta Maharjan (RPP): 2610

Pokhara metropolis:

Dhanraj Acharya (CPN (Unified Socialist): 33321

Krishna Thapa (UML): 29822

Birgunj metropolis:

Rajeshman Singh (Janata Samajwadi Party): 26098

Vijay Sarawagi (UML): 13508

Girish Giri (RPP): 1629