The delay in vote counting has disappointed the voters who are desperate to see their new representatives assume their offices. The painstakingly slow counting of ballot papers has signaled that the people might have to wait for days to see their new representatives. The excitement was comparatively very high among the locals this time around for the elections which were conducted after a gap of two decades. Before the elections, the voters were counting days to drop their votes and elect capable candidates to shoulder the responsibility of developing their villages.
After finally voting for the candidates of their choice on Sunday, the locals thought they won’t have to wait for long to congratulate their representatives. But unfortunately they have not been able to do so due to the snail-paced vote counting.
There are altogether 33 wards in Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City, the largest metropolitan city of the country. After the peaceful elections on Sunday, vote counting began from Monday in various local units of the district. By Tuesday evening, vote counting of only two wards (38,000 votes) was completed.
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