Ruling CPN has won 16 of the 18 seats that were up for grabs in the National Assembly election held on Thursday. Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) that allied with CPN in Province 2 won the remaining two seats.
CPN swept the six of the seven provinces where election was held while it won two from the seventh of Province 2. CPN would not have won any seat from the province had RJP allied with any other party there.
CPN's Indu Gautam won in women's quota, Gopi Achhami in Dalit and Devendra Dahal from others in Province 1.
Similarly, Tulasa Dahal won in women's quota and Radheshyam Paswan in Dalit from CPN in Province 2 while RJP's Shekhar Kumar Singh won in people with disabilities or minority quota and Mrigendra Kumar Singh Yadav in others quota from the province.
CPN's Ganga Belbase won in women's quota and standing committee member Bedu Ram Bhusal in others from Bagmati. Bhagawati Neupane won in women's quota and CPN Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha in others from Gandaki.
Likewise, Bimala Ghimire won in women's quota, Jag Prasad Sharma in disabled and minority, and Gopal Bhattarai in others from Province 5. Similarly, Maya Prasad Sharma won in others and Sunita BC in women's quota in Karnali while Sharada Bhatta was elected in women's quota and Tara Man Swar in others from Far West.
Voter turnout was 99.15 percent among provincial assembly members and 99.19 among chiefs and deputy chiefs of local bodies, according to the Election Commission.
The six-year term of the 18 members elected on Thursday will start from March 4 despite being elected today when 19 seats of the upper House will become vacant.
President will appoint the 19th member on recommendation of the government.
Ruling CPN will have 47 members in the 59-strong National Assembly, main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) six, RJP two, Socialist Party Nepal one, and three will be appointed by the president on recommendation of the prime minister after March 4.