US calls for free, fair and transparent polls in Nepal

Published On: June 26, 2017 04:38 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 26: The United States(US) has urged all the stakeholders to create necessary conditions to ensure that the people of Provinces 1, 5, and 7 are given the opportunity to peacefully exercise their democratic right to elect local representatives during the second phase of local elections scheduled for June 28.

 “We call on all parties to mutually respect the freedom of nonviolent expression and assembly, and individual voters’ rights as laid down in Nepal’s laws and constitution.  We also call on the security forces to exercise restraint and comply with existing national and international standards while discharging their duties,” said the statement issued by the US Embassy in Nepal today.

Meanwhile, the United States has expressed its commitment to working with all stakeholders for a peaceful, inclusive, broadly-supported, and credible election process.

Elections are citizens’ right to express their political will in line with the laws and constitution of Nepal and Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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