Kathmandu, December 27
The Election Commission has started preparation for the elections of the president and vice-president.
The commission’s assistant spokesperson Surya Prasad Aryal says internal discussions have started as the presidential election should be done at least a month before the termination of the post as per the President and Vice-President Election-Related Act, 2017.
There is a provision that the commission should determine the election date and inform the government.
The commission is preparing to hold the election to the post of the president within February 11, 2023, as the term of President Bidya Devi Bhandari is terminating on March 13, 2023.
Article 63 of the constitution of Nepal has determined the five-year term for the president and vice-president from their election to the posts.
The elections to these posts would be conducted on different dates as there should be a representation of different genders and communities to the two top posts.