Maximum election campaign expenditure for a contender of May 13 local elections fixed at Rs 750,000

Published On: March 15, 2022 07:02 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 15: The Election Commission (EC) has fixed the ceiling for an election campaign expenses by a candidate for the upcoming local elections at a maximum of Rs 750,000.

Enforcing the Local Level Election Monitoring Directive and Financial Management Working Guideline-2022 on Tuesday, the EC has fixed the threshold of Rs 750,000 for a contender of Mayor and Deputy Mayor of a metropolitan city. In case of a sub-metropolitan city, the threshold has been maintained at Rs 550,000 at maximum.

Likewise, contenders for two top positions of a municipality can spend up to Rs 450,000 in their election campaign per contender. The limit for similar positions in a rural municipality is Rs 350,000.

A candidate for the post of a ward-chairman of a metropolitan city and sub-metropolitan city can spend up to Rs 300,000 and Rs 250,000, respectively. The limit has been set at Rs 200,000 and Rs 150,000, respectively, for a ward-chairman of a municipality and a rural municipality.

According to the EC, the ceiling of election campaign expenditure for a ward-member of a metropolitan city is Rs 300,000, a sub-metropolitan city is Rs 250,000, a municipality is Rs 200,000 and a rural municipality is Rs 150,000.   


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