Kathmandu, October 23
Dolaka of Province will have the highest number of first-past-the-post candidates in the first phase of elections to the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies scheduled for November 26.
Likewise, Manang district in Province 4 will have the least number of candidates.
According to the Election Commission, 42 candidates have submitted their papers from Dolakha that is sending one member to the federal House of Representatives and two to the State Assembly. Of them, 16 are for the House of Representatives while candidacies for remaining 24 are for the State Assembly.
Likewise, in Manang that has been allocated one constituency for the federal Parliament and two for the State Assembly, two have filed their nominations for the House of Representatives and five for the State Assembly.
Dolakha is followed by Ramechhap in terms of the number of candidates aspiring to compete for the elections.
Mustang, the neighouring district of Manang, has witnessed the registration of lowest candidacies after Manang. Two have filed candidacies for one seat in the House of Representatives and six for the State Assembly that has two electoral constituencies.
According to the Election Commission, altogether 807 people have filed their candidacy for the first phase of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections.
Published on October 23rd, Monday, 2017 4:55 PM