KATHMANDU, March 9: Amid speculation whether the ongoing tensions in the southern region of the country could affect the local elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday said preparations have now reached a point of no return.
KATHMANDU, March 2: Tensions ran high at the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday after election commissioners and government ministers had a heated debate regarding the election code of conduct that has been brought into force for the upcoming local elections.
KATHMANDU, Mar 1: An estimated 105,000 civil servants ranging from junior staff to senior-level election officials are being deployed by the Election Commission (EC) for conducting the upcoming local elections.
KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Even as the government has fixed May 14 as the poll date, the Election Commission (EC) is yet to begin ‘actual preparations’ for the local elections thanks to the government’s dillydallying in forging consensus among political parties. The EC also lacks crucial documents required for conducting elections.
KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Going against one of its own previous verdicts, the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday refused to register a writ petition demanding that the right to reject, popularly known as None of the Above (NOTA), be implemented in the upcoming local level elections.
KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Election Commission (EC) has decided not to accept any foreign aid for holding the upcoming local elections, as donor agencies might not be able to deliver within the short span of time remaining.
KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Election experts said they are worried at the massive transfer of top Nepal Police and Armed Police Force (APF) personnel and senior home ministry officials working in various districts as chief district officers (CDOs), arguing that such decisions could influence the upcoming local level elections.
KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Three days after the announcement of the poll date, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday unveiled a detailed election work plan, giving impetus to the conduct of the long-delayed local polls .
KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The Election Commission (EC) is preparing to enforce the election code of conduct from next week, barring the government from promoting and transferring its officials and bringing new development projects, among other things.
KATHMANDU, Feb 21: With just 83 days left before the election date proposed by the government, it will be hugely challenging for the Election Commission (EC) to carry out the basic preparatory tasks essential for conducting the upcoming local elections nationwide.
KATHMANDU, Feb 21: With just 83 days left before the election date proposed by the government, it seems tremendously challenging for the Election Commission to carry out basic preparatory tasks essential to conduct upcoming local elections nationwide.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday urged the Election Commission (EC) to consider all options for holding elections successfully in May, saying the polls should be conducted before the monsoons at all cost for the sake of meeting the constitutional deadline.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The Election Commission (EC) has finally dropped its plan to purchase electronic voting machines from UK-based electronics supply firm Smartmatic, following a series of controversies sparked by its plan.
KATHMANDU, Feb 9: While the Election Commission (EC) and the government seem to be leaning toward the purchase of electronic voting machines (EVMs) from foreign companies, indigenous developers of such machines have been feeling discouraged for years.
KATHMANDU, Feb 7: With the country facing the prospect of three sets of elections, top officials at the Election Commission (EC) have started discussing quietly about the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and the choice of possible suppliers of the machines.
KATHMANDU, Feb 6: In response to the government's letter, the Election Commission (EC) on Sunday urged the government to fix the poll date and provide the report of the Local Level Restructuring Commission (LLRC) without further delay if the elections are to be held in May-June.
KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Millions of Nepali migrants living and working in various foreign countries are not likely to be able to vote in upcoming elections, as no legal arrangements and preparations are in place for them to register and participate in the polls.