57 parties taking part in HoR, PA elections

Published On: October 12, 2022 04:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Only 57 political parties have filed nominations under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system for the elections to the House of Representatives (HoR) and the Province Assembly (PA).  The voting for the twin elections is taking place on November 20 in a single phase. Earlier 86 political parties registered themselves at the Election Commission (EC) for the election purpose. 

The EC said that for the PA elections, the number of political parties contending in the voting is varied as they are 30 in Province 1, thirty-seven in the Madhes, 32 in Bagmati, 23 in Gandaki, 25 in Lumbini, 16 in Karnali and 20 in the Sudur Paschim. 

EC Assistant Spokesperson Surya Prasad Aryal said that not all political parties registered with the EC will take part in the elections. Only 55 parties had contested in the 2074 BS elections. 

A Nepali citizen completing 18 years of age on coming November 20 and having the name included in the voter's list is eligible to exercise their franchise in the elections to the HoR and PA. 

According to the EC, 17 million 988 thousand 570 people - 9,140,806 males, 8,847,579 females and 185 others - will be eligible for voting on November 20.


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