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.

Message of by-polls

December 3, 2019 10:51 am

The results of by-elections held for 52 vacant positions on Saturday have been out. The poll results do not show major change in the strength of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) than the mandate they had secured in the 2017 elections. But it has sent a significant message to all the parties who contested in these elections.  Of the total 52 seats, NCP candidates have won in more than 50 percent seats while opposition Nepali Congress is trailing behind.

By-polls in Pictures

December 1, 2019 10:50 am

The by-elections for the 52 vacant positions of different political representatives including one for the House of Representatives, three for provincial assemblies and 48 at local units were held in the country on Saturday. The by-polls were largely peaceful. Voter turnout, too was enthusiastic. Republica photojournalists captured the by-polls moments at different places through their lenses.

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.

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 25: Although dozens of urgent bills are awaiting House endorsement, the government has been delaying the winter session of parliament just because the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has failed to pick a consensus candidate for the post of speaker.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The leftist government of Prime Minister KP Oli is pushing the country toward another cycle of conflict, lawlessness and authoritarianism, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has alleged.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Co-chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the upcoming by-election is going to be a litmus test for the current government to demonstrate its popularity.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Prime Minister KP Oli is planning to fill the longstanding vacancies at various constitutional bodies immediately after the by-elections, which are scheduled for November 30.

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 7: Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has finalized its candidates for a parliamentary seat and three provincial assembly seats for the upcoming by-polls amid disgruntlement within the party on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: With the by-elections slated for November 30 approaching fast, the major political parties are busy in closed-door discussions to finalizing their candidates for the 52 seats at stake at the central, provincial and local government levels.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1:  An action plan related to the security during the upcoming by-election scheduled for November 30 has been prepared.

52 poll officers appointed

October 22, 2019 11:24 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday appointed 52 polling officers to conduct by-polls at federal, provincial and local levels.