Here’s how mayoral candidates are faring in metropolitan citiesAlliance candidate Nagesh Koirala secured the mayoral seat in Biratnagar Metropolitan City. Others have led in four, with Balendra Shah, an independent candidate, leading in Kathmandu.
In four of the remaining five metropolitan cities, mayoral candidates of the ruling alliance have maintained leads as of Sunday morning, with a 32-year-old independent candidate maintaining a comfortable lead in Kathmandu Metropolitan City, also the federal capital.
Alliance candidate Nagesh Koirala of Nepali Congress has secured the Biratnagar Metropolitan City mayor seat. CPN-UML candidates are trailing in all metropolitan cities except Kathmandu.
Here is the latest update on the mayoral race in the five metropolitan cities of the country.
In Birgunj, Rajesh Man Singh of the Janata Samajbadi Party is leading with 39,661 votes while Vijay Kumar Sarawagai of the UML trailing with 20,205 votes.
In Kathmandu, independent candidate Balendra Shah has stretched his lead by 18,559 votes. Shah has secured 45,982 votes while Nepali Congress Srijana Singh has garnered 27,423 votes.
In Lalitpur, Nepali Congress’ Chiribabu Maharjan has maintained a lead with 35,703 votes. UML’s Hari Krishna Byanjnakar has secured 20,942 votes.
In Pokhara, Dhanraj Acharya of the CPN (Unified Socialist) is leading with 50,612 votes. His close competitor is UML’s Krishna Bahadur Thapa who has secured 46,583 votes.
In Bharatpur, the most talked about metropolitan city this local election, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Renu Dahal is leading. She has secured 44,710 votes against CPN-UML’s Vijay Subedi who has garnered 34,396 votes.