National Assembly elections on Jan 26, 2022, to elect a third of members

A National Assembly meeting
File: A National Assembly meeting

Kathmandu, November 19

The government has decided to conduct National Assembly elections in all seven provinces of the country, on January 26, 2022, to elect one-third of lawmakers in the 59-member body.

A cabinet meeting held on Thursday finalised the date, informs a minister.

The term of 20 lawmakers of the Upper House is expiring on March 4, 2022. Whereas 19 will be elected to fill the vacancies, one will be appointed by the president.

The constitution has it that the elections must be held 35 days before the term expires. Therefore, the Election Commission had told the government to decide a date that is earlier than January 29 for the polls.

Following the cabinet decision, the commission is likely to begin preparations for the event.

Chiefs and deputy chiefs of local governments and provincial assembly members will cast their votes in the elections to be held according to provinces.

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