PHSC okays Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav as Chief Election Commissioner

Published On: July 8, 2016 11:42 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 8:  A meeting of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) has unanimously  approved the name of Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav as the Chief Election Commissioner on Friday.

The meeting endorsed Yadav's name unanimously, paving the way for his appointment as the Chief Election Comissioner, PHSC Chairman Kul Bahadur Gurung told Republica.

According to the constitutional provision, the President appoints Chief Election Commissioner following the endorsement by the PHSC based on the recommendation of the Constitutional Committee.

In the meeting, the committee members also dwelled on how the election can been conducted in a free and fair manner, including the voting system to be adopted.

On December 28, 2015, the Constitutional Council had recommended officiating Chief Election Commissioner  Yadav to lead the Election Commission. 

 The council had decided to recommend Yadav as the next chief election commissioner.  




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