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Ten parties registered at the EC for National Assembly election

Ten political parties have registered themselves at the Election Commission for the purpose of the National Assembly election so far. Dharma Chandra Timalsena, section officer at the Commissions Law and Political Parties Concerned Section, said that so far only 10 political parties have got themselves registered for the National Assembly election going to be held on February 7. The CPN-UML, ...


NC factions in blame game over poll loss

As the Nepali Congress prepares to call a meeting of its Mahasamiti, rival factions of the party are busy devising their strategies on the leadership and other issues, mainly the partys electoral defeat. Leaders close to Prime Minister and party President Sher Bahadur Deuba and senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel are accusing each other of promoting factionalism in the NC. Despite repeated pledges...


Upper house vote on Feb 7

Election for the National Assembly will be held on February 7, a day earlier than the date suggested by the Election Commission, the government decided on Friday. According to the ordinance on upper house election, the government fixes the date in consultation with the poll authority. The Cabinet fixed the date in line with suggestions from the EC, said Minister for Commerce Min Bahadur Bish...


UML-Maoist unification to be based on joint poll manifesto

A power-sharing agreement between the UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) remains to be charted out even as the two parties have reached an understanding to make election manifesto the basis for their planned unification. Addressing leaders during the partys central secretariat held at his residence on Tuesday, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal told leaders that the issue of power-sh...


Govt preparing to appoint Provincial Chiefs and declare National Assembly poll date

The government has made preparation to appoint Provincial Chiefs and declare the date for National Assembly election in consultation with major political parties. Nepali Congress leader Bal Krishna Khand said that the government started the preparation after the top leaders of the NC suggested to Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba for the same in a meeting held at the official r...


Unveil PR parliamentary poll results pronto: Leftist alliance

Leftist alliance has demanded that the results of parliamentary elections under the proportional representation category be published without further delay. CPN-UML leaders including Bhim Rawal, Subas Chandra Nembang, Maist Center leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Barsha Man Pun, on Monday met with Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav and asked him to make public the elections results...


Attempts to foil left alliance won’t work: Oli

Insisting that the new government would be formed under the left alliance, Chairman of CPN-UML KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that all attempts to drive a wedge between the two parties would be foiled. The statements of the top leaders of the left parties come at a time when there were rumours that CPN (Maoist Centre) could join hands with the Nepali Cong...


Leftist alliance will not be allowed to waver: Alliance top leaders

The chairpersons of the two main parties in the leftist alliance have asserted that although there might be attempts to undermine the unity and collaboration between them, such attempts would be foiled. Addressing a book launching programme here on Saturday, the top leaders said that they entered into an electoral alliance for rendering political stability in the country and taking it toward p...


RJP-N decides PR picks for provinces

The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal has selected its provincial assembly members from the Proportional Representation lists and submitted the names to the Election Commission. However, dissatisfied party members vandalised the party office as they failed to be recommended for election.According to RJP-N General Secretary Keshav Jha, former chairman of the Madhesi Karmachari Manch Binod Kumar Singh ...


President approves ordinance on upper house

President Bidya Devi Bhandari authenticated the much-awaited ordinance on National Assembly election on Friday, removing a hurdle to electing the upper house. According to Presidents aide Bhesh Raj Adhikari, Bhandari signed the ordinance shortly after holding a meeting with Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN-UML leader Subas Nembang. The head of state had to...


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