Nepalis brave bombs, bandh, Baidhya to vote for second CA Election today
• Some 70 per cent – the highest in the history of the country and most of the democratic countries in the world – or around 8.47 million, of the total 12.1 million voters, cast vote for the second Constituent Assembly (CA) election on Tuesday November 19, according to the preliminary estimation of the Election commission. In the first CA election in 2008, some 62 per cent, of the total 18.6 million voters, had excercised their rights.
• According to Home Ministry spokesperson Shankar Prasad Koirala, explosives went off in 16 places – including one in Kathmandu's Bhotahiti, where a child was hurt – and Nepal army disposed some 32 suspicious objects across the country.
• Of the total 240 constituencies, election is postponed in two constituencies – one each in Jumla district due to vandalism inside the booth and Kapilvastu district due to death of one of the candidates just 13 days ago – and the rest of the 238 constituencies witnessed comparatively peaceful, free and fair elction, according to the Election Commission.
• Home Ministry reported some incidents in Jumla, Dang, Parbat, Rautahat, Gorkha, Argakhanchi, Ramechhap, Kathmandu, Dolakha and Dailekh, where police used some force to normalise the situation and continued the voting.
• Some 25 people were injured during various incidents across the country.
• The police arrested 37 poll-opposers.