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Nepalese voters elect representatives for first time in 20 years

Nepal has completed its first local elections in nearly two decades. Voting finally took place in an unstable southern province.

by Subina Shrestha

Nepal has completed its first local elections in nearly two decades. Voting finally took place in an unstable southern province.

Most of the country voted in May, but the local polls were repeatedly delayed in the Number Two Province, which has been the scene of ethnic violence in recent years.

The electoral commission put turnout at above 70 percent.

Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from the Nepalese town of Rajbiraj.


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