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Nepal local elections: President approves army mobilisation

Kathmandu, April 27

President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday approved the government recommendation to mobilise Nepal Army for local level elections.

The approval was made in accordance with Article 66.2 of the constitution, the President’s Office, Sheetal Niwas, informed in a statement today.

Earlier, on April 11, the government had made the recommendation for the army mobilisation after the Security Council made a decision in this regard.

Nepal Army personnel would provide security to the elections as a component of the three-tier security strategy involving Nepal Police and Armed Police Force as well.

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