There is a possibility of forming a coalition government in Nepal;

The Nepali Congress has emerged as the single largest party in Nepal’s parliamentary general election. At the same time, the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) will be the second-largest party in the next House. By the way, UML has the maximum number of seats with proportional representation. The Election Commission on Tuesday night allocated proportional representation seats based on the percentage of votes polled by various parties in the general elections. Of these, UML got 34 seats, and Nepali Congress got 32 seats. Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) got 14 seats, and Rashtriya Swatantra Party got 13 seats.

Including the direct election seats, the UML stood first with 89 seats and second with 78 seats. The Maoist Center got 32 seats, and the newly emerged Rashtriya Swatantra Party got 20 seats. All other parties have fewer seats than these parties. 68 parties participated in the general election. Out of them, only seven parties could meet the criteria of getting three percent votes. These parties have been allotted seats under the proportional representation system. The remaining three parties that got these seats are Rashtriya Prajatantra Party, Janata Samajwadi Party, and Janmat Party.

After the full results are out, it has become clear that the ruling coalition of five parties has not got a clear majority. An absolute majority in the 275-member House of Representatives required 138 seats, while the Nepali Congress-led coalition managed only 136 seats. The Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Socialist), a coalition member, got ten seats, the Loktantrik Samajwadi Party four, and the Rashtriya Jan Morcha one.

After the declaration of the election results, a meeting of the ruling coalition was held. All the parties involved decided to remain united. They issued a joint statement saying they would continue the alliance. Thus, he has made a public promise not to consider any other option to form the government. But observers have pointed out that after this meeting, it was not announced who would lead the next government.

Before this, a two-day meeting of the Maoist Center was held here. According to reports, the party officials expressed dissatisfaction that the Nepali Congress did not transfer its votes to the Maoist candidates. It was discussed on Monday that the Maoist Center is in talks with the UML to form the government. After the meeting of the ruling coalition on Tuesday, such discussions have come to an end.

According to observers, after Tuesday’s meeting, it is almost certain that the Nepali Congress-led coalition will form the next government. The Loktantrik Samajwadi Party has applied to become a part of this alliance formally. Rashtriya Jan Morcha leaders have told the media that Janata Samajwadi Party will also return to this alliance. The party broke away from the coalition before the election, and in the general election, it coordinated seats with the UML.

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