Katmandu, Nepal : Nepal’s Maoist party, which appeared to be losing during initial ballot counting from this week’s election, demanded Thursday that the vote counting be stopped because of what is says were massive irregularities.
United Communist Party of Nepal Maoists spokesman Agni Sapkota issued a brief statement alleging several conspiracies and irregularities, but did not give details. The party’s representatives walked out of the polling stations where votes are being counted.
Results have not been declared yet after vote counting began Wednesday in many of the 75 districts in Nepal. But initial counting showed that the Maoists were trailing the Nepali Congress party and the Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist-Leninist).