KATHMANDU, July 26: The Election Commission has granted legitimacy to the Upendra Yadav-led faction of Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP), ending the month-long intra-party row within the party.

KATHMANDU, JUNE: While rejecting the claims made by a group of former lawmakers of the CPN (Maoist Center) that the party is already illegal as it failed to hold its general convention on time, the Election Commission (EC) has said that the CPN (Maoist Center) is a legal entity.

KATHMANDU, July 7: The Election Commission (EC) has formed a five-member bench to settle the intra-party row within the Janata Samajbadi Party(JSP).

KATHMANDU, June 17: The Upendra Yadav-led faction of the Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) has reached the Election Commission (EC) again on Friday to seek official recognition as the JSP.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The Upendra Yadav-led faction of Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) has decided to knock at door of Election Commisison (EC) again to seek its official recognition as the JSP.

Announces legal, political battle against EC’s controversial decision

KATHMANDU, June 15: Upendra Yadav faction of Janata Samajwadi Party's has announced a legal and political battle against the Election Commission's decision on Sunday. However, Mahanta Thakur's faction has welcomed the decision of the commission.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has violated the election code of conduct indirectly, asking the National Assembly by-election voters to vote for Ram Bahadur Thapa during the silence period.

KATHMANDU, March 9: The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday asked the recently-revived Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxit Leninist) and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center) to come up with a new name and election symbol of the party if they decide to merge the two parties again.

KATHMANDU, March 4: Leaders of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) visited the Election Commission (EC) office on Thursday to reiterate that their faction is the legitimate NCP since they command a majority in the party.

KATHMANDU, March 1: Chairman of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has claimed that the Election Commission (EC) will grant the party’s legitimacy to their faction in the next few days.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The Election Commission (EC) has said that it will soon resolve the dispute over the legitimacy of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Bhojraj Pokharel, a former Chief Election Commissioner, has said that the Election Commission (EC) should settle the dispute over legitimacy in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) without any further delay.

The faction is scheduled to present copies of citizenship certificates of all CCMs to EC for official recognition.

Deuba urges EC to settle authenticity dispute of NCP at the earliest to facilitate the polls within the stipulated dates

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday held a discussion with 12 various political parties representing federal, provincial and local levels on the proposed election code of conduct.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has asked the Election Commission (EC) to expedite preparations for the upcoming midterm polls scheduled for May 30 and April 10 later this year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is also the chairperson of a faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), has reached the Election Commission office to take stock of the poll body's preparations for the upcoming midterm elections and demand that his faction be granted the official recognition as the legitimate NCP and the election symbol ‘sun’.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: The Election Commission (EC) has demanded Rs 7.79 billion to conduct the midterm elections as announced by the government.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Leaders of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) including chairpersons Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal reached the Election Commission office at Kantipath in the capital on Tuesday morning, demanding that they be granted the official recognition as the legitimate NCP and the election symbol ‘sun’, claiming that the faction commands a two-thirds majority in the party.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party has termed the Election Commission's decision not to give official recognition to either of the factions of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) ambiguous.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The Election Commission (EC) has urged all political parties to assist in the preparations for the upcoming House of Representatives (HoR) elections scheduled for April 30 and May 10.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Election Commission has proposed publishing the voter list for the pre-announced midterm election on January 28.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has not split yet.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The election commission (EC) has refused to stop preparation being made for holding the midterm election scheduled for April 30 and May 10.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The Election Commission is conducting voters' list updating program from January 28 to February 3 at the administrative centers of all local units.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday said that it will conduct a thorough investigation to verify claims made by the rival factions of the ruling Nepal Communist Party before granting an official recognition to one of them.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Janata Samajwadi Party has been officially registered at the Election Commission on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The Omni Group which was awarded the contract to supply various medical equipment and logistics to control the coronavirus (COVID-19) by the government at exorbitantly higher prices is found to have been involved in similar controversial procurement deals with the Election Commission (EC) when the Group supplied faulty printing machines to the EC at higher prices.

EC updating voters list

March 3, 2020 12:50 pm

KATHMANDU, March 3: The Election Commission (EC) held a discussion with chiefs and representatives of major political parties regarding collecting voters list and implementing periodic special program-2076.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated a special program organised on the premises of Kantipath-based Election Commission on the occasion of fourth Election Day on Wedndesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Voting is currently underway in all seven provinces to fill 18 seats in the National Assembly, the upper house.

Election for 18 upper house seats today

January 23, 2020 07:48 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Election Commission (EC) is conducting National Assembly elections on Thursday to fill 18 seats in the upper house

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday said all preparations for upper house members election scheduled for January 23 have been completed.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The Election Commission has set the date of candidacy nomination for the upper house election for Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Ahead of elections for National Assembly members slated for January 23, the ruling Nepal Communist Party is fielding 16 candidates.

EC gearing up for NA election

December 29, 2019 13:13 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The Election Commission is gearing up for the election of the post of the member of the National Assembly scheduled for January 23, 2020

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The Election Commission on Friday called on political parties to file registration for the election to the National Assembly within 10 days.

National Assembly election on January 23

December 13, 2019 07:19 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The government has announced election to elect the 18 National Assembly members for January 23, 2020.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The government has announced to hold the National Assembly elections on January 23, 2020.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Election commission has started holding discussions on the upcoming elections to be held to pick the new members of the National Assembly.

EC starts preparation for NA elections

December 8, 2019 08:05 am

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.

65% voter turnout in by-polls: EC

December 1, 2019 07:51 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: By-elections conducted on Saturday to elect 52 new representatives at all there levels of government witnessed a 65.43 percent voter turnout, according to the Election Commission.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: By-elections to fill 52 vacant positions in three-tiers of government have been concluded in a peaceful manner on Saturday, the Election Commission said.

POKHARA, Nov 30: Four explosions have taken place near the polling centers in Kaski district during the ongoing by-elections, officials said.

Voting underway peacefully (with photos)

November 30, 2019 13:03 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: By-election is currently underway to fill 52 vacant positions in three-tiers of government.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to allow eligible voters, who have not have voters' identity cards for some reason, to cast their ballots in tomorrow's by-election based on the biometric identity cards issued by the government bodies.

Silence period begins for by-election

November 28, 2019 08:28 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The Election Commission (EC) has enforced 'silence period' from midnight Wednesday for the November 30 by-elections. The silent period was enforced after completing all logistical and administrative preparations from the election body.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Nomination of candidates for the local level by-elections is taking place on Wednesday. The by-polls scheduled for November 30 will fill 48 vacant positions at the local units.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday made public the final list of leaders contesting the parliamentary and provincial assembly by-polls slated for November 30.