EC begins preparations for Jan 25 National Assembly elections

Published On: December 3, 2023 04:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The Election Commission (EC) has started making preparations for the National Assembly elections scheduled for January 25, 2024. As part of the election schedule, the EC will publish the voter list on December 16 and appoint election officers on January 1, 2024. Similarly, the office of election officer will be established in all seven provinces on January 1, 2024 and the date for registering candidacy is January 8.

Following the fixation of the date for the election by the Government of Nepal in consultation with the Commission, they started preparations and the election program was approved by the Commission on November 30, said the EC Spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Paudel. As per the approved schedule, a notice will be published on December 8 for the political parties to register for the upper house polls. 

After the registration of the political parties, election symbols will be allocated to the political parties on December 17, and the list of approved political parties will be sent on December 20 to be published in the Nepal Gazette.

As per Article 86 (3) of the Constitution of Nepal, the term of office of one-third of the NA members is about to expire on March 3, 2024, and there is a legal provision that the election must be organized 35 days before the positions go vacant (January 29, 2024) in line with the National Assembly Member Election Act, 2075.

The term of office of a total of 20 National Assembly members (19 elected ones and one nominated by the government) is expiring on March 3, 2024.



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