Kathmandu, May 18
Independent candidate Balen Shah is leading the mayoral race of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) even when Sthapit and Singh’s Vote are Combined. He is leading by a margin of over 8000 votes against his closest rival Keshav Sthapit of the CPN-UML and NC candidate Srijana Singh .
In the ongoing vote counting, Shah has received 16,579 votes so far, while 8,573 Sthapit is trailing behind with 8,306 votes. Similarly, Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Srijana Singh has received 7,708 votes so far.