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Election Commission: Studying how Nepalis living abroad can cast votes

Kathmandu, September 19 The Election Commission says it is studying how Nepalis living abroad can cast their votes in the November 30 by-polls. However, it clarifies that the government must formulate the required laws to introduce the new system. Speaking at a meeting of the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of Parliament on Thursday, […]

NCP submits registration application for Nov 30 by-elections

Kathmandu, September 12 Ruling Nepal Communist Party has applied for the registration at the Election Commission for the by-elections at federal, provincial and local levels scheduled for November 30. The commission had earlier informed that the parties that merged or split after the 2017 elections had to register for the polls again. The NCP was […]

Commission requires NCP and Samajwadi Party to reregister for bypolls

Kathmandu, September 2 Members of the ruling coalition, Nepal Communist Party and Samajwadi Party Nepal, both have to reregister at the Election Commission to contest the November byelections, the commission says. The registration is required as the parties contested the previous elections under different names. According to the EC, political parties which have registered themselves […]

Nepali Congress accuses govt of influencing Election Commission in the run-up to polls

Kathmandu, August 26 The main opposition Nepali Congress has accused the government of trying to influence the Election Commission in the run-up to the by-elections scheduled for November 30. The party says the government should not have transferred various staff as the date for the by-elections has already been announced. The party’s whip Pushpa Bhusal […]

Preparations to announce by-election dates begin

Kathmandu, August 1 The government of Nepal is likely to announce dates for by-elections at local, provincial and federal levels soon as formal preparations for the announcement have begun. The Election Commission, which is responsible to recommend elections dates for the government, consulted political parties of the country about the issue on Thursday. Representatives of […]

Thapaliya named new Election Commission chief

Kathmandu, March 25 The Constitutional Council has nominated Dinesh Thapaliya for Chief Election Commissioner, a day after the post fell vacant. Thapaliaya, who is the incumbent secretary at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, was named for the position by a meeting of the council on Monday. The council’s meeting was organised a […]