The election for 18 vacant seats of National Assembly was held in all seven provinces of Nepal on Thursday. A total 45 candidates from six political parties were in fray.
The main opposition Nepali Congress could not win a single seat. This is perhaps first time in the political history of Himalayan nation that Nepali Congress could not get a single seat in election. The two year tenure of 19 lawmakers of National Assembly is expiring on March 3.
One seat will be filled by the presidential appointment on recommendation of the government. The National Assembly has in total 59 seats and one third of the seats remain vacant in every two year. The members are elected by an electoral college comprising lawmakers from all seven provincial assemblies and representatives from local bodies.