KATHMANDU, Jan 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and office-bearers of the Election Commission held a meeting at the Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas, today.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The CPN-UML, which has emerged as the largest political party in the recent parliamentary and provincial assembly polls, has drawn the attention of the Election Commission (EC) over the delay in allocating the proportional representation (PR) seats to the political parties, even weeks after the conclusion of the elections.

EC's letter to parties challenged at SC

December 29, 2017 03:45 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court on Thursday demanding an order to nullify a recent letter of the Election Commission (EC) to various political parties to select their candidates for the provincial assemblies under the proportional representation system.

ILAM, Dec 12: Like in the previous elections, there were scores of invalid votes during the recently concluded parliamentary and provincial elections.

EC's 'election quiz' courts controversy

December 4, 2017 03:30 am

KATMANDU, Dec 4: The Election Commission (EC)'s election quiz - the Public Service Announcements (PSAs) - prepared as a part of voters' education has courted controversy after CPN-UML questioned its content.

CHITWAN, Dec 2:  Election Commissioners Ila Sharma and Sudhir Shah has directed the chief election officer, the election officials and the chiefs of the security bodies to make the House of Representatives and State Assembly election free, fair and rigging-free.

UML decides to draw EC's attention

November 30, 2017 15:56 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: The meeting of the CPN (UML) Central Election Mobilization Committee today decided to draw the attention of the Election Commission regarding what it said the arbitrary distribution of money from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Prime Minister Relief Fund, and for creating anarchic situation in the bureaucracy.

Experts rap EC's flip-flop stance

November 14, 2017 03:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Election experts, civil society leaders and political analysts have slammed the Election Commission (EC)'s 'flip-flop' stance on crucial decisions saying that such inconsistencies have caused serious complications for effective enforcement of the election code of conduct and maintaining basic electoral standards.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday said that its plan to use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the upcoming elections could be affected if the government and the political parties didn't decide immediately whether to use them in the upcoming elections.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The Election Commission (EC) has said it has so far spent Rs 6.3 billion under the heading of the local-level elections.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The government has missed the Election Commission (EC)'s deadline to formulate election laws related to provincial and central parliamentary elections, raising doubts over its commitment to conduct the remaining elections within January 21 2018, the constitutional deadline.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Election commissioners' attempt to purchase five Prado jeeps has hit a snag after the Ministry of Finance rejected the proposal to buy new vehicles this time.

KATHMANDU, June 5: A hearing on the writ petition filed at Supreme Court(SC) on Sunday demanding for the scrapping of Election Commission’s decision to hold re-election in Ward 19 of Bharatpur Metropolis is underway under a single bench of Supreme Court Justice Cholendra Shamsher Jabara.

BHAKTAPUR, June 3: CPN (UML) Chairman and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Saturday said the decision of the Election Commission calling a re-poll in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 was not acceptable to his party, claiming that the decision was taken under the pressure from the government.

CHITWAN, June 3: The main opposition CPN-UML of Chitwan has staged a protest program and organized torch procession on Saturday evening against the decision made by the Election Commission (EC) to go for re-election in Bharatpur-19.

KATHMANDU, June 3: CPN-UML aligned student and youth unions on Saturday staged demonstrations at Maitighar Mandala in the Capital to protest the decision of the Election Commission to re-organize voting in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The main opposition party CPN-UML has rejected the Election Commission’s decision to hold re-election in disputed Bharatpur-19.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday held discussion with office bearers of the Election Commission at his official residence in Baluwatar to seek advice on rescheduling the second round of the local level elections.

KATHMANDU, April 10:   Expressing dissatisfaction over its inability to enforce election code of conduct, the main opposition party, CPN-UML, has drawn attention of the Election Commission (EC) to stop breach of election of code of conduct on the part of the government.

KATHMANDU, March 30: Naya Shakti Party has expressed its dissatisfaction over the decision made by the Election Commission (EC) of not providing election symbols to the parties outside the parliament.

RPP protests against EC's decision

March 19, 2017 13:48 pm

ITAHARI, March 19: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party has protested against the decision of the Election Commission as it recently had removed the portion of Hindu sate and monarchy from the RPP's statute.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Kamal Thapa who is also the chair of Rastriya Prajatantra Party has urged the Election Commission to correct its decision regarding to remove the portion of Hindu state and monarchy from the party statute.