10 April 2021, Kathmandu
Bipul Pokhrel, who is vying for the post of president of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), an umbrella organization of the journalists across the country, has been leading the vote count as of Friday afternoon.
Pokhrel is in the race on behalf of a joint alliance of the Press Union, Press Organization and others. Nirmala Sharma, the candidate representing the progressive-inclusive alliance which includes press chautari Nepal, Press forum Nepal, among others, is trailing behind Pokhrel by 1,156 votes.
According to the vote counting updates released by the FNJ on Friday afternoon, Pokhrel has garnered as many as 2,580 votes against Sharma’s 1,424 votes.
Gajendra Budhathoki, an independent candidate for the presidential post, however, has received only 119 votes.