Balendra Shah maintains lead in KathmanduAs of Wednesday morning, the independent candidate has garnered 54,718 votes while his closest rival–Nepali Congress’ Srijana Singh–is trailing with 34,608 votes.
Balendra Shah, an independent candidate for the mayoral post of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, has continued to maintain his lead.
As of 8:25 am Wednesday, Shah had increased the gap with his closest rival Srijana Singh of the Nepali Congress by 20,110 votes. He has secured 54,718 votes and Singh is trailing with 34,608 votes.
CPN-UML’s Keshav Sthapit is third with 33,975 votes.
Kathmandu is the biggest metropolitan city with a little over 300,000 eligible voters. As per the election commission, voter turnout in Kathmandu Metropolitan City was around 64 percent, which means around 192,000 votes were cast.
In the deputy mayoral race, UML’s Sunita Dangol is leading with 51,207 votes. Rameshwor Shreshtha of CPN (Unified Socialist) is lagging far behind with 17,348 votes.