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EC asks NA poll candidates to submit poll expenditure details

The Election Commission (EC) has asked National Assembly election candidates to submit details of poll expenditures soon. NA election candidates can, according to the legal provision, spend up to Rs 350,000 during the polls, and are required to furnish poll expenditure details to the EC or the office dictated by itself, within 30 days of the announcement of poll results. The EC has identifi...


PM Deuba to resign today

Following a national address on television at 9 AM, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will step down today. The prime minister will announce his resignation after an address to the nation on Thursday morning, following a cabinet meeting, said Commerce Minister Min Bahadur Bishwakarma. Prime Minister Deuba had been putting off his resignation so far, maintaining that he would step down only...


NA poll: Both candidates of left alliance win in Province 1

Both candidates of the left alliance have emerged victorious in the National Assembly election held in Province 1 on Wednesday. As per the result of the vote count completed in the afternoon, Khemraj Nepali of CPN-UML won the poll under the Dalit seat by securing 6,270 votes, while his rival Binaya Kumar Bishwakarma of Nepali Congress got just 2,232 votes. Similarly, Agam Prasad Bantawa o...


99.52 voter turnout in National Assembly election, says EC

The National Assembly polls were held in a peaceful and enthusiastic atmosphere in six provinces, the Election Commission (EC) said. The EC added that 99.52 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the election held from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Wednesday. Of the 56 members, all the National Assembly members were already elected unopposed from the Province No. 2. The EC said that 1,669 votes w...


National Assembly elections: Voting concludes in Province 3

The National Assembly elections in Province 3 have ended before the scheduled time on Wednesday. All 348 voters110 Provincial Assembly members and 238 local level representativesfrom Province 3 cast their votes by 2pm. There are 14 candidates in fray for 8 NA seats from the province. Chief Election Officer Bal Mukunda Dawadi informed that the vote count will begin soon after an all-party ...


Voting for National Assembly begins

The election for the National Assembly has begun in six provinces with 52 candidates vying for 32 seats. Voting will take place between 10am and 3pm on Wednesday. Voting will be conducted in Province 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Voting was not required in Province 2 where all eight candidates have been elected unopposed. Election Commission has said counting of votes will begin right after the poll...


Madhesi parties not to join next govt

A day after negotiations fell through in forming a coalition with the left alliance for the National Assembly election, the Madhes-based parties on Wednesday said there would be no partnership with the alliance in any form until it agrees on the agenda of constitution amendment. The left alliance was the first priority for the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal and the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal t...


Major parties have finalized candidates for the National Assembly elections

Major parties have finalised most of their candidates for the National Assembly elections scheduled for February 7 as the Election Commission receives nominations on Wednesday. The EC has arranged for candidate nominations at the offices of election officers in seven district headquarters. Candidates can file nominations from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday in Morang, Dhanusha, Lalitpur, Kaski, Dang, ...


Sher Bahadur Deuba is under pressure to call party’s Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting

Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba is under pressure to call partys Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting at the earliest to review the election results. Leaders from the establishment faction, including senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel and some of the leaders close to him, on Monday cranked up pressure on Deuba to summon the partys CWC meet. However, NC ...


EC officials worry that they may not be able to hold the polls

The EC had established its offices for the National Assembly polls in places where the government has already set up the high courts. However, the government on Wednesday fixed the temporary capitals for provinces 3, 5 and 7 in places other than where high courts have been established. Expressing dissatisfaction over the governments decision, locals in various places including Dang and Doti--w...


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