News / Asia

Nepal Maoists Reject Election Results

Supporters of Nepali Congress Party cheer as Constituent Assembly Election scores are displayed on a screen in Kathmandu, Nov. 21, 2013.
Supporters of Nepali Congress Party cheer as Constituent Assembly Election scores are displayed on a screen in Kathmandu, Nov. 21, 2013.
VOA News
Nepal's Maoist leader says they will not accept the results of the recent election in which his party trails in vote counting.
 
Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known as Prachanda, demanded authorities immediately stop counting ballots cast in Tuesday's election, which reportedly saw the former rebel leader lose one of the two seats he was contesting.
 
In a press conference Thursday, the Maoist leader said the party had reports of ballot boxes being taken, hidden away and switched.
 
Nepal's election commission has rejected the request saying counting will resume, despite the allegations. Preliminary results are expected Friday, but the full counting is expected to take weeks.
 
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who is in Nepal to monitor the polls, said he was disappointed to hear of the Maoists rejection. He says he hopes the Maoists will react peacefully and to file their complaints in an orderly way.
 
The Maoists, whose decade-long rebellion resulted in the overthrown of Nepal's monarchy, emerged as the frontrunners in the country's last election in 2008. But early results from this week's vote showed them trailing behind the centrist Nepali Congress and the United Marxist Leninist Party.
 
Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

You May Like

Photogallery Kyiv: Russian Forces Tightening Grip on East

And new United Nations report documents human rights abuses committed by both sides in conflict More

Locust Swarms Fill Antananarivo Skies

FAO-led control efforts halted plague More

South Africa’s Plan to Move Rhinos May Not Stop Poaching

Experts say international coordination needed to follow the money trail and bring down rhino horn kingpins More

This forum has been closed.
Comment Sorting
Comments
     
by: Arjun from: Australia
November 23, 2013 6:23 PM
There will be no change in the condition of Nepal because we don't have a good leader. These are the people who don't care for Nepalese and the great people of Nepal. We don't have our own identity. We lost the valuable assert of our nation (the king). If u observe the situation of mountain area of mid- western region of Nepal then u came to know about the real condition of Nepalese people.


by: sujan pandey
November 23, 2013 7:17 AM
why do u need to reject election other party r not like u unfair

n if u do like this u will not be in nepal what did u do this past time
people r giving chance to u r party but u showed ur real attitude n


by: Nepali
November 22, 2013 6:55 AM
I don't think that there is leader to lead the country...... Though our country is not in our hand.. And is controlled by other and any ways no one is good except some few.. Thus all those leader should be made independent and they should be given chance to make a new and great constitution......


by: ImNepal from: Nepal
November 21, 2013 11:24 PM
Its' bad for Nepal and Nepali. It may create obstacle to write New Constituent.

In Response

by: Nepal son from: kathmandu
November 22, 2013 12:11 PM
VIOLENT MAOISTS ARE HOLDING US ON RANSOM. THEY ARE NOT LETTING THE SYSTEM FUNCTION. FOR SO MANY YEARS. PRACHANDA CREATED MAOIST FIGHTERS WITH HELP OF CHINA AND KILLED SO MANY NEPALESE. NOW HE HAS INDUCTED THOSE FIGHTERS IN NEPAL ARMY. MAOISTS ONLY KNOW HOW TO DECLARE VICTORY BY HOOK OR BY CROOK. THEY WANT TO CONVERT NEPALI POPULATION SO THAT THEY LEAVE HINDU RELIGION. CHINA HAS DONE SAME TO CHINESE. MAOISTS MAY NOW START KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE AND THEN SHOW OTHER PARTIES IN BAD LIGHT. MY DEAR NEPALESE BEWARE OF MAOISTS. THEY ONLY KNOW DESTRUCTION AND NOT CONSTRUCTION

Featured Videos

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Ebola Vaccine Trials To Begin Next Weeki
X
August 29, 2014 2:18 AM
The National Institutes of Health says it is launching early stage trials of a vaccine to prevent the Ebola virus, which has infected or killed thousands of people across West Africa. The World Health Organization says Ebola could infect more than 20,000 people across the region by the time the outbreak is over. The epidemic has health experts and governments scrambling to prevent more people from becoming infected. Zlatica Hoke has more.
Video

Video Ebola Vaccine Trials To Begin Next Week

The National Institutes of Health says it is launching early stage trials of a vaccine to prevent the Ebola virus, which has infected or killed thousands of people across West Africa. The World Health Organization says Ebola could infect more than 20,000 people across the region by the time the outbreak is over. The epidemic has health experts and governments scrambling to prevent more people from becoming infected. Zlatica Hoke has more.
Video

Video Asian Bacteria Threatens Florida Orange Trees

Florida's citrus fruit industry is facing a serious threat from a bacteria carried by the Asian insect called psyllid. The widespread infestation again highlights the danger of transferring non-native species to American soil. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Video

Video Aging Will Reduce Economic Growth Worldwide in Coming Decades

The world is getting older, fast. And as more people retire each year, fewer working-age people will be there to replace them. Bond rating agency Moody’s says that will lead to a decline in household savings; reducing global investments - which in turn, will lead to slower economic growth around the world. But experts say it’s not too late to mitigate the economic impact of the world’s aging populations. Mil Arcega has more.
Video

Video Is West Doing Enough to Tackle Islamic State?

U.S. President Barack Obama has ruled out sending ground troops to Iraq to fight militants of the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, despite officials in Washington describing the extremist group as the biggest threat the United States has faced in years. Henry Ridgwell reports from London on the growing uncertainty over whether the West’s response to ISIS will be enough to defeat the terrorist threat.
Video

Video Pachyderms Play Polo to Raise Money for Elephants

Polo, the ancient team competition typically played on horseback, is known as the “sport of kings.” However, the royal version for one annual event in Thailand swaps the horse for the kingdom’s national symbol - the elephant. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman in Samut Prakan reports that the King’s Cup Elephant Polo tournament is all for a good cause.
Video

Video Coalition to Fight Islamic State Could Reward Assad

The United States along with European and Mideast allies are considering a broader assault against Islamic State fighters who have spread from Syria into Iraq and risk further destabilizing an already troubled region. But as VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, confronting those militants could end up helping the embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Video

Video Made in America Socks Get Toehold in Online Fashion Market

Three young entrepreneurs are hoping to revolutionize the high-end sock industry by introducing all-American creations of their own. And they’re doing most of it the old-fashioned way. VOA’s Julie Taboh recently caught up with them to learn what goes into making their one-of-a-kind socks.
Video

Video Americans, Ex-Pats Send Relief Supplies to West Africa

Health organizations from around the world are sending supplies and specialists to the West African countries that are dealing with the worst Ebola outbreak in history. On a smaller scale, ordinary Americans and African expatriates living in the United States are doing the same. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
Video

Video America's Most Popular Artworks Displayed in Public Places

Public places in cities across America were turned into open-air art galleries in August. Pictures of the nation’s most popular artworks were displayed on billboards, bus shelters, subway platforms and more. The idea behind “Art Everywhere,” a collaborative campaign by five major museums is to allow more people to enjoy art and learn about the country’s culture and history. Faiza Elmasry has more.
Video

Video Chinese Doctors Use 3-D Spinal Implant

A Chinese boy suffering from a debilitating bone disease has become the first patient with a part of his spine created in a three-dimensional printer. Doctors say he will soon regain normal mobility. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Video

Video India’s Leprosy Battle Stymied by Continuing Stigma

Medical advancements in the treatment of leprosy have greatly diminished its impact around the world, largely eliminating the disease from most countries. India made great strides in combating leprosy, but still accounts for a majority of the world’s new cases each year, and the number of newly infected Indians is rising - more than 130,000 recorded last year. Doctors there say the problem has more to do with society than science. Shaikh Azizur Rahman reports from Kolkata.
Video

Video Scientists Unlock Mystery of Bird Flocks

How can flocks of birds, schools of fish or herds of antelope suddenly change direction -- all the individuals adjusting their movement in concert, at seemingly the same time? British researchers now have some insights into this behavior, which has puzzled scientists for a long time. VOA's George Putic has more.

AppleAndroid