KATHMANDU, July 27: In the local elections held on May 13 this year, Rs 284 was spent per voter, according to the Election Commission (EC). The cost is less than that borne in the local level election of 2017. The expenses for elections seem to have been slightly lesser as they were held in one phase instead of two or three phases.
KATHMANDU, July 26: The Election Commission (EC) has revealed that over Rs 5 billion was spent for conducting the local level election held on May 13. The figure, however, does not include the expenses made by the security agencies, including the temporary police.
KATHMANDU, July 26: The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the Election Commission (EC) to not immediately implement its decision to deny the Kamal Thapa-led Rastriya Prajatantra party, Nepal the election symbol of cow.
KATHMANDU, July 6: The Election Commission (EC) is planning to propose to the government to hold the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections on November 18. The EC is proposing to hold the election of federal parliament and provincial assembly members simultaneously on the same date. Sources familiar with the development said the election body will also propose November 21 for the election as an alternative date.
KATHMANDU.JUNE 17: The Election Commission (EC) has started registering new voters in the voters list in view of the federal and provincial elections. The distribution of National Identity Cards, too, has started in Kathmandu from June 15.
KATHMANDU, June 13: At a time when there is a serious dispute within the Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP), it has been revealed that some leaders of the party have reached the Election Commission to inquire about the legal process regarding the registration of a new party.
KATHMANDU, June 7: In view of upcoming elections to the Provincial Assembly and House of Representatives (HoR), the Election Commission (EC) is starting the collection and update of the voters’ name list from June 15.
KATHMANDU, May 27: The Election Commission (EC) has directed the election officer to scrap vote counting process, and immediately hold re-election by arranging time in Budhiganga Municipality of Bajura district.
KATHMANDU, May 13: The Election Commission (EC) has demanded an explanation from the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) Federal Council Chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai as he posted a picture of his ballot paper on his social media handle.
Women won 91 percent of deputy seats in municipalities, deputy mayors in municipalities, and vice-chairpersons in rural municipalities, whereas men won 98 percent of main roles such as mayors and chairpersons (Election Commission 2017). This was due to the fact that women were nominated for mayor/chairperson in only 190 of the 753 mayor/chairperson seats across the country, representing only 25% of the total positions.
KATHMANDU, March 22: The Supreme Court (SC) has stayed the decision of the Election Commission (EC) to make it mandatory for all elected people's representatives to tender resignation from their respective posts before filing nomination for the upcoming local level polls.
KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Although the government has already allocated Rs 10 billion in the current budget for the election, the Election Commission has sought an additional Rs 40 billion to conduct the upcoming local level election. Information to this was shared by the Finance Minister during a program organized to unveil the bi-annual report of the current budget.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: As the term of office of local level elected officials is approaching an end, the Election Commission (EC) has proposed to the government to fix the poll date on April 27 to elect new leadership.
KATHMANDU, August 29: The Election Commission (EC) has extended the deadline for the elected people’s representatives of the CPN-UML and the Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) that split recently to choose their party.
KATHMANDU, August 25: The Chairman of the proposed CPN (Unified Democratic), Madhav Kumar Nepal and the Chairman of Democratic Socialist Party, Mahantha Thakur are scheduled to visit the Election Commission later today for verification of their leaders and lawmakers.
KATHMANDU, May 20: The main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC), on Thursday, registered a complaint against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Education Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha for violating the election code of conduct.
KATHMANDU, March 9: A couple of days after the Supreme Court (SC) issued a verdict scrapping the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) registered in the name of KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the Election Commission (SC) has decided to uphold the court’s verdict and revive the two parties -- Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist and Leninist) and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center).
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: After holding the by-elections successful, the Election Commission (EC) is gearing up to hold election of the National Assembly (NA), the upper house of the bicameral federal parliament, which will soon be bidding farewell to one third of its members in accordance with the constitutional provision.
KATHMANDU, Nov 17 : The Election Commission (EC) has urged all to follow the election code of conduct in view of by-election. The by-election for various vacant posts in the federal, provincial and local level is slated for November 30.
KATHMANDU, June 7: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to give official status to the newly-formed Nepal Communist Party (NCP), ignoring a law which requires a party to ensure 33 percent seats to women in its ranks.
KATHMANDU, June 6: Softening its previous stance, the Election Commission (EC) has hinted at registering the newly formed Nepal Communist Party (NCP) without 33 percent women representation in the party's central organization as required by the law.
KATHMANDU, May 26: The Election Commission (EC) is likely to refuse to register the newly-formed Nepal Communist Party, if the party does not increase women’s participation in its central party structure.
KATMANDU, May 25: The Election Commission (EC) is likely to reject to register the newly-formed Nepal Communist Party, if the party does not increase women's participation in its central party structure.