The recent by-elections have sent a clear message to established political forces: citizens are seeking results from politics and are fed up with traditional parties that only enjoy the 'musical chair' of power. The emergence of the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) as the fourth largest party in the general elections held last November, within a few months of its establishment, and its resounding victories in two of the three constituencies in the by-elections held on Sunday, have reaffirmed the need for traditional parties to reform themselves or risk further erosion.
CHITWAN, April 24: The Election Commission (EC) has sought clarification from the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) Chairman and House of Representatives by-election candidate from Chitwan-2, Rabi Lamichhane, for allegedly violating the election code of conduct.
CHITWAN, April 24: The counting of the votes under the by-elections held yesterday in Chitwan Constituency number 2 will begin from 1PM today. Assistant Electoral Officer Ishwar Acharya said that an all-party meeting which started earlier today has agreed to begin the counting of votes from 1PM.
Today, as voters in Tanahun, Bara, and Chitwan head to the polls for the by-elections, concerns have arisen about the integrity of the electoral process. Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) candidates have accused the ruling parties of using money, muscle, and power to sway the voters on the eve of the election, an allegation that cannot be taken lightly.
KATHMANDU, April 21: The Election Commission (EC) has made special provision for closely observing and monitoring the silence period of the by-election to the Members of the House of Representatives. The silence period came into effect from midnight on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, April 15: The Janamat Party, which left the government after not getting the water supply ministry, is preparing to leave the ruling coalition. The Janamat Party leader believes that Nepali Congress, Maoist Center, CPN (Unified Socialist Party) and other parties in the alliance have betrayed them.
KATHMANDU, April 12: The Election Commission has issued permission to six organizations for the election observation of the by-election going to be held on coming April 23 for the member of House of Representatives (HoR).
CHITWAN, April 9: As many as 29 polling stations, out of 43, in the Chitwan electoral constituency have been assessed as 'highly sensitive' in view of the upcoming House of Representatives (HoR) by-election. The by-poll is being held in three constituencies - Bara-2, Chitwan-2 and Tanahun-1 on coming April 23.
KATHMANDU, April 5: The Election Commission (EC) has said that the election code of conduct will come into force from April 6 for the by-election of members of the House of Representatives to be held on April 23.
KATHMANDU, April 3: Nagarik Unmukti Party, a coalition ally in the incumbent government, has decided to field its own candidates for the April 23 by-election (in all three constituencies, Bara-2, Chitwan-2 and Tanahun-1).
KATHMANDU, April 1: CPN-UML has nominated former police chief Sarbendra Khanal as the party’s candidate for the upcoming by-election in Tanahun Constituency-1 and Ram Prasad Neupane in Chitwan Constituency-2. The byelections will be held on April 23.
POKHARA, Nov 7: Candidates from different political parties on Thursday have registered their candidacies at District Election Office, Pokhara for the vacant seat of House of Representatives in Kaski-2 amidst the presence of party cadres and supporters.
KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The meeting of the ruling party, Nepal Communist Party's, Secretariat that recently concluded at Baluwatar has issued directives to its subordinate committees to recommend the names of candidates for the by-election.
KATHMANDU, Aug 4: With the announcement of the date for the by-elections by the Election Commission, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have intensified their search for candidates in Kaski-2, the only constituency which has a vacant seat for the federal parliament.
KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on Friday that NCP leader Bamdev Gautam has already decided to backtrack on his decision to contest a by-election from Kathmandu-7.