UPDATE KMC Mayor Race: Balen Shah maintains lead, Singh overtakes Sthapit

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KATHMANDU, May 20: At the time when the Balen Shah, independent mayoral candidate for Kathmandu metropolis, has been leading the vote count, Srijana Singh, mayoral candidate of Nepali Congress has overtaken Keshav Sthapit of CPN-UML for the second position.

As per the latest data revealed by the Election Commission, Balen Shah has collected 32,978 votes maintaining his lead. His nearest contender, Srijana Singh has garnered 17,702 votes followed by Keshav Sthapit with 17,678 votes.

Sunita Dangol, deputy mayoral candidate of UML garnered 31,111 votes maintaining a lead of 21,000 votes. Dangol is leading the race for deputy mayor with 32,615 votes while her nearest contender Rameshwar Shrestha of CPN (Unified Socialist) has collected 11,273 votes.