Incident Reports

Maoist Center stages demonstration in Dharan after losing the post of ward chairperson in local level election


Province 1, Sunsari, Dharan, Ward 20

Cadres of CPN (Maoist Center) staged a demonstration at vote counting site in Public High School in Dharan-20, of Sunsari after Nepali Congress' Padam Limbu won by a margin of four votes defeating Maoist Center candidate Vijay Tamang on May 18. During the counting of votes, 18 ballot papers were found without the signature of the election officer. Out of them, 11 votes were cast for the Maoist Center. An all-party meeting with the Maoist Center decided to cancel all the ballot papers. After Maoist Center was defeated in a post of ward chairperson by four votes in the final result, the Maoists staged a demonstration over the same ballot paper.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Election-related incident
Secondary Cause Contestation regarding the outcome of election
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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