Just a month to go before HoR and provincial assembly elections

Published On: October 21, 2022 03:40 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The House of Representatives (HoR) and provincial assembly elections are now just a month away. The twin elections are slated for November 20. 

The Election Commission, the Government of Nepal and other stakeholders are delivering on necessary and preparatory works in view of the upcoming elections. 

The Constitution of Nepal has a provision for proportional representation (PR) and First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) system. As per this provision, 165 members out of 275 will be elected HoR members while 320 (60 percent of the total numbers) out of 520 will be elected provincial assembly members through the proportional election system. 

The remaining members will be elected through the FPTP system, also known as direct election. 

The Election Commission has already published the final details of the nomination letter containing candidates vying in the upcoming election in the FPTP system while it is scheduled to publish a notice about the removal of the names of the candidates from the closed list on October 26. 

Similarly, on October 27, the Commission is set to publish the closed list of the candidates for the final time. 

Likewise, altogether 17,988,570 eligible voters are enrolled with the Commission at present.  Among them 8,847,579 are female voters and 9,140,806 are males. Also, 158 belong to the 'others' category.

Those registering themselves in the voter list and completing 18 years of age by November 19 this year and are enlisted in the final voter list of the Commission are eligible to cast their votes in the upcoming elections, the Commission said. 

There are a total of 10,891 polling stations while the number of polling centers stands at 22,226.



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