Kathmandu, August 4
The government of Nepal on Thursday decided that the country would hold the next parliamentary elections on November 20, 2022.
A cabinet meeting held on Thursday afternoon made the decision, informs a minister.
This date is two days later than the recommendation of the Election Commission. Reportedly, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba pushed the date later to abide by the suggestion of his personal astrologer Suresh Chandra Rijal.
The commission has said it will not have any significant problem in preparing for the parliamentary elections even if the date has changed.
Deuba on Wednesday discussed the date with top leaders of the ruling parties, who endorsed the proposal and forwarded it to the cabinet for a formal decision.
It has been learned that Prime Minister Deuba has already consulted the main opposition CPN-UML also about the date of parliamentary elections.
On election day, all voters across the country will elect their representatives for federal and provincial parliaments, the House of Representatives and the Provincial Assembly respectively.
Nepal has 165 federal constituencies and 330 provincial ones. An additional 110 federal and 220 provincial lawmakers will also be elected under the proportional representation system.