KATHMANDU, March 17: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has filed his candidacy for the post of Vice President of Federal Nepal again on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, March 14: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) stood against the re-election of President Bhidhaya Devi Bhandari in a symbolic protest over various controversial decisions she took during her first term in office, NC leaders said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 9: Krishna Bahadur Mahara filed his nomination from CPN Maoist Center to be the speaker of Federal Parliament today.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: Kumari Laxmi Rai from Nepali Congress has filed her name as presidential nominee against Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: The Election Commission has called for candidacy nominations from those aspiring to become the third president of the country. Those interested in running for the post can register their candidacy from 10 am to 2 pm Wednesday at the EC's temporary office set up on the premises of parliament at New Baneshwar.

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: Former Prime Minister and party president Sher Bahadur Deuba has filed his candidacy for the election of parliamentary party leader of Nepali Congress.

KATHMANDU, Mar 2: Party president Sher Bahadur Deuba and former general-secretary Prakash Man Singh will vie for the post of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party leader in case there is an election for the post.

BIRATNAGAR Feb 14: A single candidacy was registered for the post of Deputy Speaker in Province-1.

BUTWAL, Feb 13: Purna Bahadur Gharti of CPN (Maoist Center) has registered his candidacy for the post of Speaker for Province 5.

UML leader Thapa's candidacy canceled

January 28, 2018 04:00 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The Election Commission (EC) has canceled the candidacy of UML leader Ram Bahadur Thapa questioning the validity of his disabled ID card. Thapa was fielded as a candidate for the upper house election by the left alliance.

POKHARA, Jan 4: Former international football player and coach Krishna Thapa on Wednesday announced his candidacy for the presidential race in the 16th All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Congress to be held on March 18.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The Supreme Court has denied issuing an interim order on a writ petition filed by Shivapujan Raya Yadav challenging the Election Commission decision to invalid his candidacy.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The Supreme Court on Tuesday summoned the Election Commission and the District Election Office Sarlahi to attend the apex court for hearing on Wednesday to discuss the EC's cancellation of candidacy of Shivapujan Ray Yadav from Constituency No 4, Sarlahi District.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Arguing that unreasonable demands from the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) had made an electoral alliance impossible, senior Nepali Congress (NC) leader Bimalendra Nidhi has said that he is least bothered about the candidacy of RJPN leader Rajendra Mahato from his Dhanusha constituency.

KATHMANDU, Nov. 4: The Election Commission (EC) has scrapped candidacy of Nepali Congress leader Govinda Raj Joshi citing the candidate was already convicted by the Special Court and the corruption case against him is still under investigation at the apex court.

Candidacy of Nashrul Miya invalidated

November 4, 2017 18:23 pm

The Office of Chief Election Officer, Biratnagar has invalidated the nomination registered by Mohammed Nashrul Miya, seeking his candidacy for the State Assembly election from Morang constituency no. 6 (B) from the Rastriya Janata Party.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: CPN-UML, which is leading the left-alliance, has made its candidacy list public on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Rebel leaders have registered their candidacy against ‘heavyweight’ leaders during the nomination in 45 districts on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal has finalized candidacy of member of presidium of the party.

JHAPA, Oct 30: At a time when the parties are busy finalizing the name of the candidates for the upcoming elections of House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies under First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) electoral system, it seems very tough within the various alliances to decide the final candidacy for Jhapa.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: CPN-UML Manang  candidate Khanda Lama Gurung has withdrawn her candidacy paving a way for  independent candidate Rajiv Gurung alias gangster Deepak Manange who is contesting the provincial elections (2) in Manang district.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Bibeksheel Sajha party has finalized name of candidates for more constituencies for upcoming federal parliament election.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has warned of scrapping the candidacy of those candidates who are found breaching the election code of conduct.

LAHAN, September 12: Dalits are not given a due space while choosing candidacy for major posts by political parties for the upcoming third the phase of local level election in Siraha district.

SAPTARI, September 8: The major, as well as Madhes-based political parties, have ignored the martyrs' families while picking their candidates for the third round of local polls slated for September 18 in Province 2, compelling family members of the martyrs to contest the polls as independent candidates.

Registration of candidates for the third round of civic polls, which will elect local representatives in eight district of Province 2 concluded peacefully Wednesday. The Election Commission (EC), which conducted the first and second phases of local polls in May and July, is holding the third round of the polls on September 18.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Nomination of candidature for the third round local level elections is in progress at all the 136 local levels of eight districts in Province No

KATMANDU, SEPT 5: Candidacy nomination for the third round of local elections is taking place on Wednesday.

BIRGUNJ, August 26: RJPN leaders admit there os polarization within the party.

BIRGUNJ, August 26: Ahead of the third round of local elections, leaders of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have been divided into two factions and clashes have ensued among themselves over the selection of mayoral candidates.

KATHMANDU, July 26: A bill relating to the election of member of the House of Representatives has removed the provision of one candidate contesting from more than one constituency.

KATHMANDU, July 20: The Election Commission (EC) has set September 6 as candidacy nominations day for the third round of the local elections to be held in Province 2.  The election body is conducting the third round of local elections in eight districts of Province 2 on September 18.

KHOTANG, June 19: As many as six persons belonging to Baidhya-led CPN (Revolutionary Maoist) registered their independent candidacies in Khotang district on Sunday.

NAWALPARASI/MAHOTTARI/JANAKPUR, June 19: The poll-opposing Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) tried various antics to disrupt candidacy registration in various districts of provinces 1, 5 and 7, on Sunday - the final day to register candidacy for the second round of local level election slated for June 28.

KATHMANDU, June 17: As part of conducting the second round  local elections in three of the seven provinces, the Election Commission (EC) has set the stage for the political parties and independent candidates that wish to contest the polls.

KATHMANDU, June 15: In a bid to ensure all political parties' participation in the local level election, the time for filing candidacy has been deferred by two more days.

The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has decided to support Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba's candidacy to the post of the Prime Minister.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Nepali Congress president and earstwhile Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba registered his candidacy for the 40th Prime  Minister of Nepal at the Legislature Secretariat at 11 am on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 2: The parliament secretariat has published the schedule for electing the new prime minister  amid protests by the main opposition CPN-UML. The election will take place Sunday.

Third gender announce candidacy

May 27, 2017 09:50 am

TILOTTAMA (RUPANDEHI), May 27: Three third gender individuals have announced their candidacy for the June 14 local level elections.

Jajarkot, May 8: To the chagrin of women activists advocating women empowerment, despite the legal provision allowing women to stand for the election freely, only one woman has filed her candidacy for the post of chief of the local body in Jajarkot.

KATHMANDU, May 5: A total of 1,498 candidates have withdrawn their candidacies filed for the first-round of local-level elections.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Referring to the letter from the party President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the official one, the District Election Office, Chitwan has withdrawn the nomination of Dinesh Koirala as the mayoral candidate of Bharatpur Metropolitan City from the Nepali Congress (NC).

Candidacy filling encouraging

May 3, 2017 01:20 am

POKHARA, May 3: The ambience was peaceful though equally thrilling. The filling of candidacy for the first phase of local level polls on Tuesday in all the districts of Province-4 was overwhelming.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Nepali Congress has registered the candidacy for the post of Mayor and Deputy-Mayor in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).

KATHMANDU, May 2: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Naya Shakti Party Nepal (NSPN) have jointly registered the candidature of mayoral and deputy mayoral candidates for Kathmandu Metropolitan City for the elections slated for May 14.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Issuing a press release today, the Election Commission(EC) has stated that candidacy filing began in the 34 offices of Chief Returning Officers and Returning Officers at 10 am today.

DANG, May 1: Seven central members of CPN (Maoist Center) have submitted a joint resignation citing 'great disappointment' over the party's decision to give tickets to some 'controversial' candidates for mayoral posts of Bagchaur Municipality, Salyan.

KATHMANDU, April 20: The Election Commission (EC) has urged the political parties contesting the May 14 local level elections to ensure women's candidacy in all posts.

JHAPA, April 7: Enthusiasm among the women politicians in Jhapa was at the peak following the mandatory provision of candidacy of a woman for the post of mayor or deputy mayor in the local level elections. This had quite encouraged the aspiring women to fight for the leadership.