The new term of local governments begins today, but over 100 units are yet to elect officials

Kathmandu, May 20

The new term of local governments elected from the local elections held last week has begun today.

The federal laws have it that the term of the elected officials who obtained positions from the 2017 local elections expired on Thursday. Accordingly, the new term begins today.

However, the Election Commission is yet to publish the final results of all 753 local units that held the elections last week. As of 9:30 am on Friday, only 602 units have got their new officials.

It means 151 local governments are yet to finalise the vote count.

It is said the counting of votes in metropolitan cities including Kathmandu will continue at least for one more week.

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