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Pro-monarchists in Nepal win 29 mayoral seats

The remaining 29 were either from small parties or independent, but many of them are believed to be supporting the King.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2006 16:37 IST

Nepal's Election Commission said on Saturday government-backed candidates won 29 mayoral seats while the remaining 29 was won by independent candidates.

The unofficial results showed candidates from the pro-monarchist Rastriya Prajatantra Party winning 25 seats while four candidates also from the government-supporting Nepal Sadbhawana were elected mayors.

The remaining 29 were either from very small parties or independent, but many of them are believed to be supporting King Gyanendra, who took over absolute power last year.

The municipal election on last Wednesday was boycotted by the major opposition political parties and voter turnout was low.

First Published: Feb 11, 2006 16:37 IST