Govt issues National Assembly election ordinance

Published On: October 24, 2017 06:13 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The government has issued an ordinance related to the National Assembly election.

According to the Minister for Law Yagya Bahadur Thapa the ordinance shall come into force once the President authenticates it.

The last meeting of the parliament had failed to endorse the National Assembly related bill after the ruling Nepali Congress and main opposition CPN-UML differed over the single transferable vote system.

 After the parliament’s term was over, the government on Monday endorsed two ordinances - one on medical education and the other on National Assembly election. However, the government had not made the latter public. Both the bills were yet to be endorsed by the parliament. 

The National Assembly related ordinance issued today contains the provision of single transferable vote system. UML had been opposing this system.

The election of National Assembly will take place after the parliamentary and provincial elections are held. 

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