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Voting begins

The 11th parliamentary elections has begun across the country to elect 299 members of the parliament out of 300.

The balloting began at 8am on Sunday and will continue till 4pm without any break.

The election in Gaibandha-3 constituency has been deferred due to the death of a candidate and voting for the seat will be held on January 27.

A total of 1,861 candidates are vying for the polls. Among them, 1,733 are from political parties and 128 independents.

A total of 10, 42, 38,677 voters, including 5, 25, 72,365 male and 5,16,66,312 female, will cast their votes at 206,477 polling booths of the 40,183 voting centers in 299 constituencies across the country.

In compliance with new electoral rules, a total of 39 registered political parties are contesting the polls.



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