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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.
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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.

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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.

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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

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