829 votes cast in vice-presidential electionA total of 332 federal lawmakers and 550 provincial assembly members were eligible to vote in the election.
A total of 829 votes were cast in the vice-presidential election held on Friday.
According to the Office of the Election Officer at New Baneshwar, 311 federal lawmakers and 518 provincial assembly members cast their votes.
A total of 332 federal lawmakers and 550 provincial assembly members were eligible to vote in the election.
A total of 14 federal lawmakers of the Rastriya Prajatantra party and lawmaker Prem Suwal of the Nepal Majdoor Kishan Party abstained from the voting.
Likewise, President Ram Chandra Paudel, UML’s Laxmi Mahato Koiri, Nepali Congress’ Chandra Bhandari and CPN (Moist Centre)’s Barshaman Pun, whose names were in the voter roll, were also absent.
The Vice President's election is based on a weighted voting system, with an electoral college of 884 federal and provincial lawmakers in total.
A vote cast by a member of both upper and lower houses will have a weightage of 79, whereas it is 48 for a vote cast by a member of the provincial assembly.
Ashta Laxmi Shakya from the CPN-UML, Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav from the Janata Samajbadi Party and Mamata Jha from the Janamat Party are vying for the nation’s second-highest position.