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EC should be vested with authority to announce election date: CEC Yadav

Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said that authority should be given to the Election Commission to announce the election date. Inaugurating the newly constructed building of Regional Election Office at Biratnagar today, CEC Yadav expressed the view that such action would make the EC powerful and it would help to hold the election in an easy and smooth manner. He said...

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, ...

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...

EC in fix over PR seats for lower house

Polarization among the political parties over the modality for electing the National Assembly has put the Election Commission (EC) in a fix over the allocation of proportional representation seats for the lower house of parliament . Individual members of the election body have been sticking to their differing stances in line with their respective party affiliations. But now a writ petition h...

EC command law enforcement to enhance security

A temporary cop in Tulsipur of Dang on Wednesday became the first casualty of poll-related violence. Binod Chaudhary, 23, was injured in an improvised explosive device blast targeted at an election rally that was to be addressed by Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba in Tulsipur on Tuesday. During rising incidents of blast targeting election candidates in differ...

EC proposes mandatory one-third women representatives

The Election Commission has proposed a provision making it mandatory to elect at least one-third women representatives to the House of Representatives as well as the provincial assemblies. Presenting draft bills on the election of parliamentary and provincial assembly members, the commission has proposed that a political party must elect women candidates under the proportional electoral system...

EC proposes 1.5 pc threshold for PR system

The Election Commission (EC) has proposed a minimum 1.5 percent threshold for political parties to win seats under the proportional representation (PR) system in the upcoming elections. A new parliamentary elections bill drafted by the EC in line with the new Constitution has proposed that a political party must secure 1.5 percent of the total valid vote cast under the PR system in order to win...

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