Ruling Nepali Congress party wins most votes - commission

FILE PHOTO: Newly appointed Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba walks after formally assuming office at Singha Durbar office complex that houses the Prime Minister's office and other ministries, in Kathmandu, Nepal July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The ruling Nepali Congress party emerged as the single largest party in national elections held on Nov. 20, winning 89 seats in the 275-member parliament, the election commission said on Wednesday.

A five-party alliance led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is expected to form a new government with the support of smaller parties and independent candidates in the next few days, party officials said.

(Reporting by Gopal Sharma, Writing by Manoj Kumar, Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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