OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 22: Voters went to the polls in Burkina Faso on Sunday in a presidential election dominated by jihadist violence that has cost more than 2,000 lives this year and will prevent voting in hundreds of villages.

YANGON, Nov 13: The ruling party of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won enough parliamentary seats to form the next government, according to official results of a general election released on Friday.

LUCKNOW, India, Nov 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s coalition retained power in Bihar state, results showed on Wednesday, in what was a referendum on Modi’s handling of COVID-19 and which may boost his chances in three more state elections next year.

YANGON, Nov 9:  Myanmar’s ruling party led by Aung San Suu Kyi said on Monday it was confident it would form a new government after reporting a lead based on its unofficial count of votes from the country’s second general election since the end of strict military rule.

Riddles of electoral democracy

May 4, 2020 16:05 pm

The ongoing wrangling within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has brought to fore the question of relationship between statecraft and citizenship. In the near history, one of the key indicators to cement this relationship has been the voting process as part of what could be termed as electoral democracy. The replacement that we have witnessed after 1990 oscillated among the parties and gave rise to the new legitimacy of voting system therein.

DANG, Mar 4: Former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who got a clean chit form the district court of Kathmandu in a case of attempted rape on February 17, is apparently having a great time in Dang these days. His remains busy every day in meetings with his supporters and voters. They garland and try to cheer him up in every way possible. However, Mahara wears a sad look on his face. While addressing the crowd, he often chokes up. He had reached his constituency in Dang as soon as he was released from jail. He is in Dang since February 24.

Election for Bar Councilors concludes

February 8, 2020 19:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Election for the councilors of Nepal Bar Council concluded today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: The vote counting to pick the new leadership of Nepal Medical Association (NMA) is being conducted today as well.

DUBAI, Feb 2:  Iran welcomes Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi’s election as prime minister of Iraq, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday, according to the official IRNA new agency.

LJUBLJANA, Jan 27: Slovenian center-left Prime Minister Marjan Sarec said he was sending his resignation to parliament on Monday and called for an early election, saying his minority government could not push through important legislation.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Spokesperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Narayan Kaji Shrestha has been elected a member of the National Assembly from Gandaki Province.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Election for the member of National Assembly is taking place in all seven provinces on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Election Commission (EC) has urged all the political parties and three tiers of government to strictly follow the election code of conduct in view of the upcoming election of National Assembly slated for January 23.

KASKI, Jan 21: Gandaki State has a total of 230 votes in the election to the members of the National Assembly scheduled for January 23

DES MOINES, LOWA, Jan 20: When Sen. Kamala Harris’ advisers assessed the Democratic primary field early in her campaign, they viewed Joe Biden as headed for an inevitable collapse and Bernie Sanders as unlikely to recapture the magic of his 2016 campaign.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday said all preparations for upper house members election scheduled for January 23 have been completed.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Three teams have announced participation in the upcoming election of Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA).

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: The Election Commission (EC) onwards is to monitor the election observers. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya during a review of by election observation report here today shared the EC plan of bringing those people and organisations to be deputed as observers in the future elections under its scrutinization

JERUSALEM, DEC 26: Israel’s governing Likud party was holding primaries on Thursday, in the first serious internal challenge to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his more than a decade in power.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The Election Commission (EC) has granted election symbols to those political parties taking part in the upcoming National Assembly election scheduled for next month.

LONDON, Dec 15:  John McDonnell, Labour’s finance policy chief, accepted the blame on Sunday for the main opposition party’s election “disaster” last week when many traditional supporters switched to back Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

LONDON DEC 13: Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a solid majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month.

LONDON, Dec 13: Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party was on course for a resounding victory in Britain’s election after voters backed his bid to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, the country’s most significant geopolitical move in 70 years.

National Assembly election on January 23

December 13, 2019 07:19 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The government has announced election to elect the 18 National Assembly members for January 23, 2020.

DHARAN, Dec 2: Tilak Rai of Nepali Congress has been elected as the mayor of Dharan sub-metropolitan city in the by-polls.

SHANGHAI, Nov 26 : Major news outlets in China have largely avoided detailed reporting of district council election results in Hong Kong, where pro-democracy candidates scored a landslide victory that some say amounted to support for anti-government protests.

The seventh general convention of National Folk and Duet Song Academy Nepal has elected Ramesh BG as the president for the next term.

HONG KONG, Nov 25: Hong Kong’s democrats scored a landslide majority in district council elections, which saw a record turnout after six months of anti-government protests, increasing pressure on the Chinese-ruled city’s leader on Monday to listen to calls for democracy.

HONG KONG, Nov 25:  Hong Kong’s democrats romped to a landslide and symbolic majority in district council elections after residents turned out in record numbers on Sunday to vote following six months of anti-government protests in the embattled city.

HONG KONG, Nov 24: More than a million voters thronged polling stations across Hong Kong on Sunday in district elections viewed as a key barometer of support for city leader Carrie Lam, besieged by nearly six months of often violent pro-democracy protests.

HONG KONG, Nov 23: An uneasy calm settled over Hong Kong on Saturday as the city prepared to go to the polls for local elections seen as a referendum on months of anti-government protests, after weeks of especially violent clashes between police and demonstrators.

COLOMBO, Nov 17: Sri Lanka’s former civil wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner in the presidential election on Sunday, after promising to secure the country against militant threats following Easter bombings this year.

Growing online interference in elections

November 10, 2019 02:30 am

Online disinformation, propaganda and censorship were used to influence 26 of 30 national elections studied over the past year, according to a report by an internet watchdog. Freedom House, which is partly funded by the U.S. government, said that online election interference has become “an essential strategy” for those seeking to disrupt democracy.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Election Commission on Wednesday clarified that the recent decision of the government of relieving the former chiefs of provinces of their posts has not breached the election code of conduct.

MONTREAL, Oct 22: Canadian Prime Minister Canadian Prime Minister’s Liberals held onto power after a closely fought election on Monday but were reduced to a minority government that will need the support in Parliament of a smaller left-leaning party.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Voting for the new leadership of the Non-Resident Nepali Association has completed.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Milan Pandey has been elected as the president of Bibeksheel Nepali Dal on Wednesday. He was elected during an election held in Janakpur defeating his rival Shiva Prasad Thapa.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The Special General Assembly of suspended Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) and the election process to elect new leadership of the CAN was inaugurated in Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya has said that the Election Commission is positive toward making necessary arrangements to enable Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs) to cast votes in the election.

JERUSALEM, Sept 18: Israel’s two main political parties were deadlocked Wednesday after an unprecedented repeat election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to hold on to his job.

JERUSALEM, Sept 17: Israelis vote Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges.

The party of Russian President Vladimir Putin has suffered big losses in Moscow’s city council elections as candidates endorsed by his arch-rival won almost half the seats.

LONDON, Sept 10:  Prime Minister Boris Johnson has succeeded in his plan to suspend Britain’s rebellious Parliament for five weeks, but he has achieved little else in his first prolonged jousting with legislators determined to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

Return of France

August 21, 2019 00:25 am

LONDON – At first blush, the result of the European Parliament election in May, and the subsequent nomination of the European Union’s new leadership team, augur continuity and not disruption for the bloc. Nationalist parties failed to make any significant gains in the election, and then large Western European status quo powers hand-picked federalists for the top EU jobs.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: The Election Commission has prepared the third five-year strategic plans.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: General Secretary of the main opposition Nepali Congress Shashanka Koirala has claimed that the party will regain its position in the next general election.

NEW DELHI, Aug 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the people of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday that elections would soon be held in the state for the local assembly, two days after the government’s decision to end special status for the state and split it into two union territories.

SINGAPORE, July 29: The Singapore prime minister’s estranged brother has thrown his support behind a newly-formed opposition party in an intriguing twist ahead of elections expected to be held as soon as this year.

ATHENS, July 7: Greeks have begun voting in the first parliamentary election since their country emerged from three successive international bailouts.

EC begins work on by-elections

July 5, 2019 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, July 5: As part of internal preparations for conducting by-elections to fill 47 vacant positions at the local, provincial and federal levels of government, the Election Commission has urged eligible voters to register with local election offices at the earliest.