KATHMANDU, July 14: Various alliances and associations have urged the government to address pressing demands that have caught attention of the country; the fast unto death of Dr. Govinda KC, Ganga Maya’s search for justice and removing prohibitory orders on selected protest areas.

Left alliance's test begins: leader Nepal

December 20, 2017 14:53 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: CPN (UML) leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has said all commitments that the left alliance made before the people during the election campaign will be met.

DHANKUTA, Nov 17: A neck and neck contest between the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and the left alliance is set to dominate the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections in Dhankuta.

DHARAN, Nov 11: While parties across the country have already started their campaigns for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial polls, the candidates in Dharan are struggling to find proper agenda to woo the voters. The candidates are in a time pressure as the date for the elections is inching closer.

BAITADI, Nov 10:  As the excitement for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial polls reaches fever pitch, an interesting electoral contest is expected between the CPN-UML and Nepali Congress (NC)-led alliances in Baitadi district.

RASUWA, Nov 5: Cadres and leaders of both the left and right forces in Rasuwa have been found organizing their poll campaigns by breaching the election code of conduct.

NUWAKOT, Oct 27: The upcoming election in Nuwakot district is set to be an interesting one, as a number of senior leaders of major parties are contesting the federal parliament and provincial assembly polls.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: A majority government seems well within the reach of the newly-formed left alliance. It is something even the staunchest Nepali Congress supporter can't easily rule out, given the strong performance of the left parties in the recently held local polls.

POKHARA, Oct 24: The electoral alliances formed through the decisions of the central committees of various political parties to stand a better chance in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections have led to widespread criticisms at the district level.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Although it is mandatory to ensure at least 33 percent representation of women both in parliament  and in the provincial assemblies, major political parties have fielded only a few women candidates in  nominations for the First Past the Post (FPTP) electoral system under the first phase parliamentary and  provincial  assembly polls.

POKHARA, Oct 23: The electoral alliances formed through the decisions of the central committees of various political parties to stand a better chance in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections have led to widespread criticisms at the district level.

JUMLA, Oct 23: At a time when the parliamentary and provincial elections are just around the corner, the left and right electoral alliances in Jumla district are busy pointing fingers at each other and playing the blame game, apparently in an attempt to win votes by shaping the public opinion in their favor.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Several regional and fringe parties have opted for mergers with the three big parties after their political survival came under threat with the introduction of electoral threshold. The threshold barrier has pushed few other parties to go into coalitions with bigger parties.

JHAPA, Oct 11: Pre-poll alliances between various political parties have forced many of the influential leaders out of the nomination race to contest the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections in Jhapa district - home to some of the influential leaders of the country's three big political parties.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: The failure of the political parties to accommodate the aspiring candidates and disputes over sharing of key posts of local units has made the ruling Nepali Congress (NC), CPN (Maoist Center) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) forge electoral alliances difficult for the September 18 local polls.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: The Nepali Congress (NC) has expedited talks with partners in the ruling coalition to form a strategic alliance in constituencies along the East-West Highway in order to isolate the UML in the Province 2 local polls. NC has proposed electoral alliance with the CPN (Maoist Center) and some regional parties in around a dozen local units.

NC, UML vie for poll alliances

September 1, 2017 02:22 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and the main opposition UML have separately reached out to CPN (Maoist Center) and Madhes-based parties with offer of electoral alliance for the upcoming third phase of the local polls.

BIRATNAGAR, July 2: Nepali Congress (NC) is believed to have a strong base in Biratnagar Metropolitan City of Morang district, which is the only metropolis that took part in the second phase of the local elections. To counter NC's stronghold in Biratnagar, other top four political parties formed electoral alliance in a bid to increase their chances of victory.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Even as the electoral alliances forged in the first phase of local elections could not produce outputs as expected, the major political parties have continued forging such alliances for the second phase of polls slated for June 28. However, the instances of such electoral alliances, according to parties, are fewer compared to the previous elections. The parties said they have forged the alliances this time more cautiously, prioritizing the local needs.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Though the major political parties formed electoral alliance for mayoral and deputy mayoral races in  metropolitan cities, the political calculations at the central level have failed to convince party members let alone attract neutral votes.

KATHMANDU, May 11: In Kathmandu and Lalitpur metropolitan cities, the main opposition party, CPN-UML, and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) have forged an electoral alliance for the mayoral posts in the upcoming local polls scheduled for May 14.

KATHMANDU, May 3 : The three major political parties are all trying to forge electoral alliances with like-minded forces to win support of constituencies that they consider to be their traditional support base.