Govt decides to hold midterm elections in 40 districts in first phase and in 37 districts in second phase

Published On: February 9, 2021 12:05 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Midterm elections will be held in 40 districts of Province 2 and Gandaki, Karnali and Lumbini provinces on April 30 in the first phase and in 37 districts of Bagmati, Sudurpaschim and Province 1 on May 10 in the second phase, according to the government's plan.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers took a decision to this effect on Monday, according to Education Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha.

Earlier on December 20, 2020, the government decided to recommend to President Bidya Devi Bhandari to dissolve the House of Representatives and announce midterm elections for April 30 and May 10.

A case against the dissolution of parliament is sub judice at the Supreme Court and hearing is underway for the same.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is visiting the Election Commission office today to take stock of the poll body's preparations for the midterm elections. 




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