Oli elected as chairman of UML for second time with heavy margin
KATHMANDU: KP Sharma Oli has been elected as the chairman of the CPN-UML for the second time on Tuesday.
Oli has been elected to the top post of the party for the next five years by defeating his sole contender Bhim Rawal with a huge margin at the 10th general convention of the party held in Chitwan this afternoon.
Talking to NepalPress over phone, UML Election Commission member Sanuraja Pokharel said that Oli garnered 1,808 votes while his contender received 213 votes.
Ashta Laxmi Shakya, Surendra Pandey, Subas Chandra Nembang, Bishnu Paudel, Yuba Raj Gyawali and Ram Bahadur Thapa have been elected as the vice-chairpersons of the party. Shakya obtained 1976 votes while Pandey, Nembang, Paudel, Gyawali and Thapa garnered 1925, 1865, 1842 and 1768 votes respectively.
Similarly, Yogesh Bhattarai, Gokarna Bista, Padma Kumari Aryal, Raghubir Mahaseth, Chhabi Lal Bishwakarma, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi and Lekh Raj Bhatta have been elected as secretaries. Bhattarai received 1964 votes while Bista, Aryal, Mahaseth, Bishwakarma, Rayamajhi and Bhatta secured 1976, 1800, 1513, 1800, 1700 and 1704 votes respectively.
Shankar Pokhrel has already been elected as the general secretary and Bishnu Rimal, Pradeep Gyawali and Prithvi Subba Gurung as deputy general secretaries unopposed.
Meanwhile, Ghanshyam Bhusal, who had filed his candidacy for the post of vice-chairman, lost the election. He received 725 votes. Likewise, Bhim Acharya and Tanka Karki also lost the election to the post of secretaries. Acharya and Karki got 1300 and 500 votes respectively.