Sher Bhadaur Deuba, Prime Minister of Nepal has thanked the citizens of Nepal for their contribution to the parliamentary and provincial elections held on November 20.
He emphasised that the election process was “peaceful, fearless, impartial, and uplifting,” according to The Himalayan Times.
According to a statement made by Deuba, all of the citizens have done their part to strengthen democracy and defend the constitution. In the elections for the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies, he said that people had exercised their right to vote. According to an article , Sher Bahadur Deuba emphasised that people showed their fidelity and commitment to democracy. In a democracy, Deuba referred to the regular elections as “necessary,” and he expressed the wish that the outcomes would contribute to the development of a just society built on democratic values and result in Nepal becoming “self-sufficient and affluent.”
Deuba tweeted and thanked the Election Commission for the peaceful conduction of elections of the House of Representatives and the Provincial Assembly.
In addition, he expressed gratitude to those who served as election observers, political parties, media professionals, and members of the national service.
Deuba tweeted, “The elections of the House of Representatives and the Provincial Assembly have been completed peacefully. I would like to thank the Election Commission for this. Also, I express my thanks and gratitude to the national service employees, security agencies, political parties, media workers and observers who worked round the clock to make the election a success.”
Deuba had earlier on November 20 posted a photo of himself on Twitter while casting a ballot. He urged people to vote in the provincial and parliamentary elections. Deuba wrote in a tweet, “I voted, you should also cast a ballot.”
The legislative and provincial elections held on November 21 saw approximately 61% of eligible voters cast ballots, according to the Nepalese Election Commission. On November 20, Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya, the chief election commissioner for Nepal, stated that the preliminary data showed a 61 percent voter turnout.
When all the information is collected, the proportion, according to Thapaliya, can rise. The voter participation is lower than the EC had anticipated, he added, “however.” With the exception of a few violent incidents, he claimed that elections were conducted peacefully across the country.
15 polling places in the four districts of Surkhet, Gulmi, Nawalparasi (East), and Bajura had their elections postponed, according to Thapaliya, because of altercations between the cadres of opposing parties.