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Elections in 4 provinces on April 30, in rest 3 after 10 days: Govt

File: KP Sharma Oli casts his vote in the parliamentary elections in Bhaktapur, in 2017.

Kathmandu, February 9

Whereas the Supreme Court is yet to make a final verdict about the constitutionality of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives and hold fresh elections in April-May, the government has expedited poll preparations.

A meeting of the cabinet on Monday evening decided about the districts that will hold elections in different phases as the government has already decided the election dates of April 30 and May 10.

A minister says 40 districts of Province 2, Gandaki, Lumbini, and Karnali provinces will hold elections on the first date whereas 37 districts in Province 1, Bagmati, and Sudurpaschim will take their turn after 10 days.

Although the government already began preparations, many stakeholders fear polls are impossible on these days as the court is hearing a case about the constitutionality of the decision whereas the Election Commission is yet to decide about the legitimacy of the split Nepal Communist Party.

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