Kathmandu, January 25
The National Assembly election is taking place today. The election will pick 19 new members for the upper house.
The election will elect lawmakers who will end their terms on March 4.
According to the Constitution, the National Assembly election must be conducted 35 days before the conclusion of the members’ tenure. The voting will take place in specified polling stations between 9 am and 3 pm.
Eligible voters include members of the provincial assembly, chairs and vice-chairs of rural municipalities, as well as mayors and deputy mayors of municipalities.
An electoral college will be formed, consisting of members from the Province Assembly, the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the rural municipality, and the mayor and deputy mayor of the municipality.
The voting weightage for Province Assembly members is 53, whereas it is 19 for chairpersons, vice-chairpersons of rural municipalities, as well as mayors and deputy mayors of municipalities. This results in a total vote weightage of 57,559.
A total of 1,958 voters, including 549 provincial assembly members and chiefs and deputy chiefs of local levels, will cast their votes in the election.