Television comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy is the frontrunner in Ukraine’s presidential election race, but opinion polls suggest that no candidate will get close to the 50 percent of votes needed to win in a first round. In an example of life imitating art, the 41-year-old Zelenskiy – who plays Ukraine’s president in popular TV series Servant of the People – finds himself surging ahead of his main rivals in the run-up to the March 31 vote.

KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, July 23: A candidate from the party of Pakistan prime ministerial hopeful and former cricket star Imran Khan was killed Sunday in a suicide attack that wounded four others, a police official said, days before Wednesday's general elections.

June 24: South Carolina Republican congressional candidate Katie Arrington, who ousted incumbent U.S. Representative Mark Sanford in a primary this month, was seriously injured in a car crash that killed the driver of a second vehicle, her campaign said on Saturday.

SEE candidate killed in Surkhet

March 27, 2018 11:25 am

SURKHET, March 27: Eighteen year old Gorikala Rokaya, a SEE candidate has been killed on Monday night at Chaur, Panchpuri municipality-3 of Surkhet.

KATHMANDU, Mar 17: Incumbent Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun is the only one to contest the election for the post of the Vice-president.

Mahara is sole candidate for speaker

March 10, 2018 06:43 am

KATHMANDU, March 10: CPN (Maoist Center) leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara, 58, is set to be elected as speaker of parliament unopposed on Saturday, after the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) decided not to field its candidate for the post.

KATHMANDU, Mar 6: With the election for the President nearing in, the central committee of UML is meeting at 4 PM today to finalize candidate for the post.

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: The Election Commission (EC) has set Rs 400,000 as election expenses for a candidate contesting the presidential election set for March 13.

Prez candidate not fixed yet: Bhim Rawal

February 28, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: At a time when the party's establishment faction is in favor of continuing with the current president, a senior leader of the CPN-UML has said that the presidential candidate will be finalized after holding negotiations with the CPN (Maoist Center).

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Former president of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Ganesh Thapa has said that the current presidential candidate of ANFA, Karma Tshering Sherpa, needed to correct himself on different matters before he could run the apex body of football in Nepal.

NC meets to finalize NA candidate

January 23, 2018 12:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Nepali congress (NC) has expedited its internal preparations to finalize its candidate for the National Assembly election. The Election is slated for February 7.

US Democrats seek candidate with charisma

PARSA, Dec 11: Rastriya Janta Party Nepal (RJPN) and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN)joint candidate Hari Narayan Prasad Rauniyar has elected from Parsa-3.

DOTI, Dec 10: CPN Maoist candidate for Doti Provincial Assembly (B)Trilochan Bhatta has been elected. Bhatta secured with 16, 091votes.

JHAPA, Dec 10: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) candidate Rajendra Prasad Lingden, who won the elections with the backing of the left-aligned parties, has taken out a victory rally.

BARDIYA, Dec 10: CPN-UML vice-chairman Bamdev Gautam has lost for the House of Representatives in Bardiya-1.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: CPN-UML candidate Laxman Tiwari has been elected as the member to the Provincial Assembly in Tehrathum district (A), with 11, 726 votes.

KAILALI, Dec 10: Nepali Congress candidate for Kailali-5 Arzoo Rana Deuba has suffered a defeat at the hands of CPN-UML candidate Narad Muni Rana in the House of Representatives, with nearly 5, 000 votes.

NC candidate Giri looses in Dang-3

December 10, 2017 08:18 am

Nepali Congress candidate Dipak Giri has lost in Dang-3 for the House of Representatives.  CPN-UML candidate Hirachandra KC has made a victory with holding 40287 votes. His nearest rival candidate from NC has got 33730 votes.

HUMLA, Dec 8: Independent candidate Chhaka Bahadur Lama has won the federal election in Humla.

DOLPA, Dec 8: CPN-UML candidate, Nanda Singh Budha won with 5490 votes from Dolpa provice 1 'A', the district's Chief Election Officer informed.

In Kathmandu-1, 42% of voters think that the Nepali Congress candidate Prakash Man Singh will win the seat for the House of Representatives.

In Kathmandu-3, 29% of voters think Ambika Basnet of the Nepali Congress will win the race.

Just over half of voters (54%) in Kathmandu-2 think that Former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal (CPN-UML) will be the winner. The next candidates mentioned are Surya Raj Acharya of Bibeksheel Sajha Party (20%) and Ganesh Prasad Simkhada of Naya Shakti Party (16%).

Exit poll shows NC candidate Gagan Thapa ahead in Kathmandu-4

SAPTARI, Dec 5: Unidentified group has attacked with knife to Federal Societal Forum Nepal (FSFN) candidate for the upcoming elections in Balaan Behul rural municipality on Monday night.

TANAHU, Dec 4: As the candidates intensify their election campaign for the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections due on December 7, Nepali Congress central committee member and the Provincial Assembly candidate, Pradip Poudel has used a drone for canvassing for votes.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Even though old faces always seem to dominate the election nominations, many fresh faces have dared to challenge such seasoned candidates by filing their candidacies in the local as well as parliamentary and provincial polls this year.

UDAYAPUR, Nov 30: Nepali Congress (NC) parliamentary election candidate from Udayapur constituency-2 Narayan Karki has been critically injured after the vehicle he was traveling in was hit by a 'pressure cooker bomb' during his election campaign in the district on Wednesday morning.

UDAYAPUR, Nov 29: Nepali Congress candidate for the House of Representatives, Narayan Karki sustained serious injuries after a bomb exploded at Udayapurgadi rural municipality. Karki was en route to Nepaltar from Katari for election campaigns when a cooker bomb exploded at Danuwarbesi of Udayapurgadi at 9:30 AM. Witnesses said that three more were injured in the incident.

UDAYAPUR, Nov 29: Narayan Karki, Nepali Congress candidate was injured after a bomb exploded at Nepaltar of Udayapurgadi rural municipality, Udayapur. Karki is a candidate for the House of Representatives from Constituency -2.

Narayan Kaji Shrestha, candidate from left alliance for the House of Representatives in Gorkha-2, cast the vote at polling center of Paropkaar Adarsha Secondary school at Siranchok rural municipality-8.

USA, Nov 23: The communications director for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has resigned amid the Alabama Republican’s efforts to combat allegations of sexual misconduct that have roiled his campaign.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Nepali Congress leader Arzu Rana Deuba decided to buy a house in Kailali after her rival candidates in Kailali-5 accused her of being a tourist candidate in the district.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Claiming that Nepali Congress (NC) candidate for provincial elections from Sunsari constituency no. 2, Hemkarna Paudel is a convicted criminal, CPN-UML candidate from the same constituency, Sarvadhoj Sawa has filed a writ petition against Paudel's candidacy at the Supreme Court (SC).

KOHALPUR, Nov 9: Altogether 112 candidates have registered their candidacy in Banke for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial polls scheduled for December 7. However, only one Dalit woman will be contesting under the First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) category from the whole district.

TEHRATHUM, Nov 7: With the second phase of elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies just around the corner, election fever has gripped Tehrathum, a district of the Province-1 in eastern Nepal.

GORKHA, Nov 7: Police have seized a pistol along with three rounds of bullets from a motorcycle used by proportional representation candidate representing CPN (Maoist Center) Sushila Simkhada.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Time for filing complaint against the candidates for the upcoming second-phase elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies has begun. The Election Commission has fixed 10:00 am to 17:00 pm today to register a complaint against the candidate at the respective office of Election Officers.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Khanda Lama Gurung, the main opposition CPN-UML's Manang (B) candidate for provincial assembly elections, has withdrawn her candidacy, paving the way for an independent candidate Rajiv Gurung better known as Deepak Manange to become sole candidate from the left alliance.

RASUWA, Oct 17: Nepali Congress (NC) has fielded Man Bahadur Tamang, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in an 88-kg gold smuggling case, as a candidate for the upcoming provincial election under the Proportional Representation (PR) system.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: There was a hullabaloo in the party office of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) after a woman was found enlisted in the close list of candidates under proportional representation category.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The Election Commission (EC) has fixed Rs 2.5 million as an election expenditure limit per candidate contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system. A candidate contesting the provincial assembly elections, however, can spend up to Rs 1.5 million.

GAUSHALA, September 6: Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Mahottari District Presidium member has resigned from party's general membership citing he was not nominated to run in the forthcoming local level elections.

PARSA, September 4: Election Commissioner Ishwori Prasad Poudel has said that a senior leader of the CPN (UML) has confessed to violating the election code of conduct by him.

BIRGUNJ, Sept 3: Basruddin Ansari, who during his tenure as the managing director of the Birgunj-based National Medical College evaded over Rs 90 million in taxes, has been fielded by the CPN-UML as its candidate for the post of Birgunj Metropolitan City of Parsa district.

KATHMANDU, August 30: Poll campaigns in Province 2 have failed to gather the expected pace with the political parties struggling to finalize their candidates for the third round of civic poll which is just three weeks away. As of Tuesday, the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal is the only party to announce the list of poll candidates contesting for 136 local units which are scheduled to go to polls on September 18.

NEW DELHI, July 17: India's parliament began voting on Monday for a new president in an election likely to be won by a candidate backed by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), tightening its grip over top political positions.

UDAYAPUR, July 7: CPN-UML mayoral candidate Durga Kumar Karki has won the race for the mayor of Belka Municipality in Udayapur district defeating his nearest rival Nepali Congress Ashok Karki mayoral candidate with 5818 votes.

JHAPA, July 7: Nepali Congress(NC) candidate Ramesh Bhujel has won the race for the chief of Buddha Shanti Rural Municipality trouncing his nearest rival CPN-UML candidate Chintan Pathak.