Nepal votes in final round of polls at the end of long democratic transition

7 December 2017

Nepalis began voting in the final round of parliamentary elections today.  The first phase of the election was held on Nov. 26. Voters will also choose representatives to seven state assemblies for the first time since Nepal became a federal democracy in 2015. Officials said more than 200,000 soldiers and police had been deployed to maintain security at polling centres. The action was taken after one person was killed and dozens wounded in a series of small blasts in the run-up to the polls.