Congress-led alliance reaches seat dealLeaders of the Nepali Congress-led alliance have reached an agreement on sharing of seats for the federal and provincial elections scheduled for November 20.
The leaders of the Congress, CPN (Maoist Centre), CPN (Unified Socialist) and Rastriya Janamorcha forged an agreement late on Friday night on fielding their common candidates in the 165 seats of House of Representatives and 330 seats of seven provincial assemblies.
As per the understanding, Congress will get 83 seats, Maoist Centre 47, Unified Socialist 19 and the Rastriya Janamorcha will get two seats. They haven’t shared the remaining seats in view of the ongoing negotiations with the Loktantrik Samajbadi Party (LSP), which reached out to the alliance on Friday.
In the provinces, Congress will get 18 seats in Provine 1; 12 in Madhesh; 18 in Bagmati; 10 in Gandaki; 13 in Lumbini; 4 in Karnali; and 8 seats in the Sudurpaschim. Likewise, the Maoist Centre will get 8 seats in Province 1; 6 in Madhesh; 11 in Bagmati; 6 in Gandaki; 7 in Lumbini; 5 in Karnali; and 4 seats in the Sudurpaschim Province.
Similarly, the CPN (Unified Socialist) has been allocated 8 seats in Province 1; 6 in Madhesh; 11 in Bagmati; 6 in Gandaki; 7 in Lumbini; 5 in Karnali; and 4 seats in the Sudurpaschim Province.
The Rastriya Janamorcha will get 1 seat each in Lumbini and Gandaki provinces.