TOKYO, Sept 2: Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is due to hold a news conference later on Wednesday when he is expected to confirm his candidacy in the ruling party’s leadership election, a race he looks heavily favoured to win.
KATHMANDU, July 14: Chandra Prasad Dhakal, vice-president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), on Tuesday announced his candidacy for the position of senior vice-president in the upcoming election of the federation. The umbrella organization of the country’s private sector has scheduled the election of its top position for August 10-11.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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).
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.