CEC Thapaliya seeks media support to ensure huge voters turnout

Published On: August 22, 2022 08:45 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, August 22: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya has said the media should play a vital role to enhance public trust in the electoral system and ensure huge voter turnout in the upcoming elections. 

During an interaction held with the media persons on Sunday, CEC Thapaliya called for continued debates and news dissemination adding that periodic elections enlivens democracy. 

Journalists covering election issues were invited for the interaction on the backdrop of upcoming federal and provincial assembly polls. 

Stating that unwanted and forceful measures to win elections were inappropriate for free, fair and fearless elections, Thapaliya added the EC was learning lessons from the recently-held local level polls in the name list of voters, invalid votes, format of ballot paper and other poll related ideas.

On the occasion, he announced a plan to set up a mechanism to disseminate news in an integrated manner. 

All the commissioners of the EC and secretary were present in the event where the journalists suggested that the EC should ensure the information dissemination system was further systematic, effective and prompt.


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