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Nepal's Prachanda loses seat in elections: state TV

  • AFP, Kathmandu
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  • Updated: Nov 21, 2013 10:03 IST

Nepal's former Maoist rebel leader lost his seat Thursday in this week's national elections, state television reported, as his party called for a suspension of vote counting alleging conspiracy.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known better as Prachanda, came third in the race for a seat in the capital Kathmandu, trailing the winning candidate from the Nepali Congress party by more than 7,500 votes, the TV station said.

 

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