KATHMANDU, August 4: A cabinet meeting scheduled later today is likely to announce the date for Provincial Assembly and Federal Parliament election. The meeting is scheduled for 1 PM in Singh Durbar.
In today's meeting, the cabinet is likely to take a decision about the date of the upcoming House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections, according to sources close to political leaders familiar with the development.
The government is preparing to hold the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections on November 20. A meeting of the ruling parties held on Wednesday afternoon recommended Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to hold elections on November 20.
However, the Election Commission (EC) suggested the government hold elections on November 18. Stating that if there are 120 days to prepare for the election, it will be easier to work on the logistics, officials at the EC said. The election can be held within 90 days after the announcement of the date.