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Voting begins in Nepal amid economic, political stability concerns

Election Commission says it could take up to two weeks to declare final results

A woman casts her vote during the general election in Kathmandu, Nepal on Nov. 20.   © AP

KATHMANDU (Reuters) -- Nepali women clad in saris and men in jeans and baseball caps were standing in long queues on Sunday as voting started in a general election that few expect to bring drastic change -- or a government able to quickly revive the economy.

"I voted for economic development, ensuring jobs, food, clothes, education and health services," Rajesh Kumar Subedi, a 52-year-old employee who was the first to vote at Phaimlamchuli voting center, a Kathmandu suburb, told Reuters.

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