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Maoists victory march continues

The former rebels bag 89 of the total declared 162 seats so far and are on the course to become the single largest party.

world Updated: Apr 14, 2008 10:09 IST

The Maoists continue with their victory march in the landmark Nepal elections, bagging 89 of the total declared 162 seats for which results were announced on Monday.

The former rebels, who fought a decade-long insurgency to oust the monarchy, are on the course to become the single largest party in the country.

As results trickled in, Nepali Congress received 28 seats while the CPN-UML has got 23 seats.

Among the Terai parties who are seeking greater autonomy for the region dominated by ethnic Indians-- Madhesi People's Rights Forum (MPRF) has bagged 14 seats, Terai Madhes Democratic Party 4 seats, Nepal Workers and Peasants Party 2, while Janamorcha Nepal and Sadbhawana Party received one each.

Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba has won from both Kanchanpur and Dadeldhura constituencies in far-West Nepal in the April 10 election for the 240-seat Constituent Assembly that will decide the country's future political system and the fate of the sideline Shah dynasty.