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NC emerges largest party in CA polls: On November 28, the Nepali Congress (NC) emerged as the largest party after counting of votes in the Proportional Representation (PR) system of the Constituent Assembly (CA) polls ended. The NC received 24,21,252 votes, followed by Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxists Leninist (CPN-UML) with 22,43,477, Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) with 14,38,666 votes and pro-monarchy Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal with 6,24,284 votes. The 601-member CA constitutes 240 members elected through direct voting, 335 via proportionate voting and 26 nominated by the Government. Times of India, November 29, 2013.

NC emerges largest party in CA polls under FPTP: The Nepali Congress (NC) on November 25 emerged as the largest party in Constituent Assembly (CA) polls under first past the post (FPTP) wining 105 seats, followed by the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) with 91 seats, and the Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda-led Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) with 26 seats.

Meanwhile, Prachanda lost the Kathmandu 10 Constituency seat, though he managed to secure win from Siraha 5 Constituency.

A total of 240 seats went for the poll on November 19. Another 335 members of Constituent Assembly will be selected through proportionate electoral system, for which the counting is going on. Another 26 members will be nominated by the Government. Nepal News, November 25, 2013.

Prachanda floats a proposal to offer the CPN-Maoist-Baidya 26 seats in the CA to be formed after the elections: The Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UNCP-M) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda on November 2 floated a proposal to offer the CPN-Maoist-Baidya party 26 seats in the Constituent Assembly (CA) to be formed after the elections. Dahal's proposal came at a time when a section of the political and civil society leaders are reaching out to the CPN-Maoist-Baidya with a hope to reach to a breakthrough before the elections. eKantipur, November 2, 2013.

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