Nepal local elections: Number of candidates elected unopposed hits 390

File: Election Commission, Nepal - National Assembly election
File: Election Commission, Nepal

Kathmandu, May 8

The Election Commission says 390 local officials have been elected unopposed in the 2022 local elections.

Whereas voting is scheduled to be held this Friday, the commission says 390 people are being elected unanimously as only one person filed a nomination for each of these positions. Earlier this week, the commission had said the number was at least 335.

The commission, however, corrected the data in its regular bulletin on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the commission says at least 170 wards of the country did not receive any nomination for one Dalit woman ward member reserved in the ward committee for the local elections this year. These vacant wards also include at least 26 wards in the Kathmandu valley.

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