Nepal Communist Party wins big in National Assembly polls

(141017) -- KATHMANDU, Oct. 17, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Cadres of 22-party opposition alliance led by the United Communist Party Nepal, UCPN (Maoist), participate in the mass rally in Kathmandu, Nepal, Oct. 17, 2014. The protest program and mass rally was organized to exert pressure on the political parties for consensus on thorny issues of new constitution. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma) ****Authorized by ytfs****

Kathmandu:  The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) of Nepal has registered a thumping victory in the National Assembly elections by bagging 16 out of the 18 seats that went to the polls, the Nepali media reported on Friday citing the Election Commission.

The polling for the National Assembly elections for 18 seats in all seven provinces of the Himalayan nation was held on January 23.

The NCP won 16 out of 18 seats while the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal got only two seats.

Besides, other parties including the Nepali Congress and the Samajwadi Party failed to win even a single seat in the Rastriya Sabha.

The election was held to replace incumbent members, after their tenure ends on March 3, with new candidates.