Three die in Nepal election proccess
Three people died Thursday related to the elections that were held that day.
One of those who died was one of the candidates, who was shot dead outside a voting station in a small town in the south of Nepal. A political activist also died during some clashes between parties in the Sunsari District, and a man was shot and killed by police when he tried to steal ballot boxes being transported to the voting headquarters in the southern Siraha District, according to sources in the Nepal ministry.
These are only the most recent in over 20 deaths related to the elections. Three of the deaths have been election candidates.
The tensions are believed to be because of the Madhesi people's discomfort with the agreements reached between the Nepal government and the rebel Moaists in 2006, according to a CNN report. Moaists were seen on Thursday not allowing people into polls if they were voting for other parties, and several ballot boxess were stolen or burned.
Despite the violence, the election in Nepal has been seen as a success internationally and was hailed by former President Jimmy Carter as a "revolutionary and wonderful experience."