Kathmandu, April 5: The vote count under the 26th central working committee election of the Nepal Bar Association has started.
The vote count that was scheduled to begin at 9:00 am began one hour later due to a management issue, according to senior advocate and chief election officer of the Nepal Bar Association (NBA)-2078, Usha Malla Pathak.
The voting was organised in a peaceful manner in all 35 voting centres including in Kathmandu on April 2, according to the NBA election.
Ballot boxes from all 34 voting centres outside the Kathmandu Valley were already bought to Kathmandu, said Pathak.
For the 25 member working committee including a chair and 11 office bearers, 9,708 advocates had cast their vote.
Among them, 5,700 were from the Kathmandu Valley and the remaining from outside. Progressive and professional legal practitioners and broader democratic progressive inclusive and professional legal practitioners had made separate panels for the election.
The progressive panel has been led by senior advocate Bishnu Hari Adhikari and the broader democratic one by senior advocate Gopal Krishna Ghimire. For the post of chairperson of the NBA, eight persons--from the group and individual levels--have filed candidacies.