Over 67 pc votes cast in both phases of elections

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Voters stand in queue to cast their ballot in the second phase of provincial and parliamentary elections in Pashupati Mitra High School, Chabahil, Kathmandu Constituency-4, on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Photo: Rajesh Gurung

KATHMANDU: Over 67 per cent votes have been cast across the country in the provincial and parliamentary elections held in two phases, said Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav.

In a press meet organised to thank the voters and to announce the success of the elections, Yadav said that the voting process went smoothly except for minor disruptions. Voters exercised their franchise enthusiastically, he said.

Elderly persons take rest after casting their votes in Basantapur, Kathmandu, on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Photo: Naresh Shrestha

Polling was disrupted in one booth of Syangja and Arghakhachi each due to disputes between the polling agents of different political parties.  Yadav said polling would resume in these places soon.

45 districts went to the polls today to elect representatives for lower house of the Federal Parliament and State Assemblies.

A voter with her legs plastered is seen heading towards polling station to cast her vote for the provincial and parliamentary elections, in Kamalbinayak, Bhaktapur, on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Photo: Anita Shrestha

The first phase of provincial and parliamentary elections was held on November 26.

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