President gets election certificate

Kathmandu, March 14: The Election Commission has presented to President Bidya Devi Bhandari the certificate of her winning in the election to the post of President. 

President Bhandari was elected to the post of President for a second term with overwhelming votes in the elections held on Tuesday.

Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav handed over the certificate of election to President Bhandari at the Rastrapati Bhawan, Shital Niwas on Tuesday evening itself.

On the occasion, Dr Yadav congratulated Pesident Bhandari on her re-election and wished her a successful term.

Bhandari was elected for a second term in office with a total of vote weightage of 39,275 votes. The weightage of one vote of Federal parliament member was fixed to be 79. And accordingly, the common candidate of the ruling parties including the left alliance, Ms Bhandari received 245 votes from among the National

Assembly and House of Representatives members, which translates into a vote weightage of 19,355. Her contender Kumar Laxmi Rai of NC got 78 votes, which is a vote weightage of 6,162 votes.

Likewise, Bhandari got 415 votes in the provincial level. With the vote weightage standing at 48 per vote, Bhandari received 19,920 votes. Rai got 116 votes that is a vote weightage of 5, 568. A total of 52,501 vote weightage was maintained for election to the President. Three votes in federal parliament and five in provincial level were termed invalid. A total of 326 votes were cast in the federal parliament and 536 votes in the provincial parliament.

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