KATHMANDU, July 1: The newly-formed National Independent Party (NIP) led by former media celebrity Ravi Lamichhane was registered at the Election Commission (EC) on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya has said the Election Commission (EC) is making preparations for the polls as it is the EC's responsibility to conduct the federal and provincial elections by mid-December.

KATHMANDU, June 22: A complaint has been filed at the Election Commission (EC) against the Rastriya Swatantra Party (National Independent Party), formed by former media personality Rabi Lamichhane.

KATHMANDU, June 14: The Election Commission (EC) of Nepal has started preparations to hold the provincial and federal elections by the third week of November this year.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Altogether 385 independent candidates sealed victory in the May 13 local elections so far, according to the Election Commission of Nepal.

NUWAKOT, May  21: Jag Bahadur Gurung of the CPN (Maoist Center) has been elected as the mayor of Belkotgadhi Municipality, Likewise, Shiva Prasad Dahal of the Nepali Congress (NC) has been elected as the deputy mayor.

MORANG, May 20: The ruling alliance candidate for the mayoral post of Biratnagar Metropolis, Nagesh Koirala of the Nepali Congress (NC) is leading in the mayoral race with over 6,000 votes in the ongoing vote count.

CHITWAN, May 20: CPN (Maoist Center) leader Renu Dahal who is a common candidate of the five-party ruling alliance has maintained her lead in the mayoral race of Bharatpur Metropolitan City against her closest rival, UML’s Bijay Subedi, as vote-counting continues.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Political parties associated with the five-party ruling coalition have won the elections to more than two-thirds local government.

KATHMANDU, May 19: The Election Commission (EC) has stated that counting of 80 percent votes cast during the local level election has been already completed.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Independent candidate Balen Shah is leading the mayoral race of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) by a margin of more than 8000 votes against his closest rival Keshav Sthapit of the CPN-UML.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP)'s Ramesh Napit emerged victorious as the mayor of Shankharapur Municipality with 4,700 votes. His closest contender Laxmi Prasad (LP) Shrestha of CPN (Unified Socialist) got 4,202 votes, said Municipal Election Officer Sita Niraula.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Nepali Congress (NC) mayoral candidate for Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Chiri Babu Maharjan is leading in the ongoing vote counting.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Under the local level elections 2022, voting is underway at 13 polling centers where the elections were postponed on May 13 due to various reasons.

CHITWAN, May 16: The mayoral candidate of the ruling five-party alliance Renu Dahal is leading the polls by just 14 votes in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya today said the ongoing vote count for the May 13 local election would be concluded by May 19. Talking to media persons at the Biratnagar Airport, he said 50 percent results would come out by May 17 and full results are expected by May 19.

CHITWAN, May 14: The mayoral candidate of the ruling five-party alliance Renu Dahal is leading the polls in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

BIRATNAGAR, May 14: Mayor candidate of the ruling five-party alliance in Biratnagar Metropolitan City Nagesh Koirala is leading in the election race with 434 votes out of 1,200 votes counted so far.  Koirala’s nearest rival Sagar Thapa of the CPN-UML has received 316 votes so far.

The counting of votes of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is currently underway.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The number of polling centers where voting was put off owing to various reasons in local level elections has reached 79 so far, according to the Election Commission (EC).The local-level election was held across the country on May 13.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The vote counting of local level level elections is currently underway in most local levels across the country. While the vote counting began last night in a number of local levels, the process began in most other local levels across the country this morning.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The Election Commission has said that voters’ turnout were not cast as per the expectation in local-level election-2079. As per the EC's preliminary analysis, although the voting was conducted in a peaceful and enthusiastic manner in the country, only 65 per cent votes were cast. The EC had earlier  expected a 68-72 percent turnout of voters.

KATHMANDU, May 13: The local level election held across the country today has concluded in a peaceful and encouraging manner, said the Election Commission (EC).

KATHMANDU, May 13: The Election Commission (EC) has stated that more than 41 percent of the votes have been cast in the local level election by 2PM. According to the commission, the polling which started at 7AM is smoothly underway except for a few sporadic incidents at some places.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Roads in Kathmandu Valley are almost deserted since this morning as local authorities have banned vehicular movement except for those belonging to essential service and authorized officials.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Local level election is being held today.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The Election Commission (EC) has activated its mechanism to monitor the implementation of election code of conduct during the silent period of local level elections taking place on Friday, tomorrow.

MANGALBARE, May 12: Locals have brought CPN-UML candidates for the chief of Sandakpur Rural Municipality Uday Rai under their control.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Voters enlisted in the voter list for the local level election, 2079 BS, will be able to cast their vote on the basis of voter identity card or any other original government identity documents.

KATHMANDU, May 11: The Election Commission is distributing voter ID cards for new voters today and tomorrow.

KATHMANDU, May 11: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to provide voter education two days before the local level elections.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The silence period for the local level election commences from midnight today. The country is going to the local election on May 13.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The silence period is to commence from Tuesday midnight for the local election scheduled to take place on May 13.

As social media platforms have emerged as an important tool of election campaign, the EC equally faces a newer challenge to contain misinformation, disinformation and hate speech and ensure effective implementation of the election code of conduct this time.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Election Commission (EC) has sought clarification from five journalists for violating election code of conduct.

KATHMANDU, May 8: The Election Commission (EC) has deployed central monitoring teams in different districts that are sensitive in terms of security situation.

KATHMANDU, May 8: The Election Commission (EC) has requested candidates of other parties to not use the flags of other parties in the election campaign.

KATHMANDU, May 7: With preparations for the May 13 local level election coming to a final phase, the Election Commission (EC) has tightened its screw against the breach of poll code of conduct.

KATHMANDU, May 6: The Election Commission (EC) has directed the authorities concerned to take strict action as per the prevailing law if civil servants refused to work diligently for the local level election to be held on May 13.

SINDHULI, May 5: The polling officers and assistant polling officers to be deployed in the local level elections have been instructed to conduct the elections in a free and fair manner.

KATHMANDU, May 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged the authorities concerned including the Election Commission to conduct the upcoming local elections in a free, fair and impartial manner.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The Election Commission (EC) has directed the candidates and political parties to spend through the banking system in the local elections.

MAKWANPUR, May 4: The Office of the Chief Returning Officer in Hetauda has sought a 24-hour clarification from some government employees for taking part in election campaigns of political parties, violating the election code of conduct.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The Election Commission (EC) has sought clarification from CPN-UML mayoral candidate for Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Keshav Sthapit.

TAPLEJUNG, May 2: Ten candidates have been elected unopposed in local-level elections in Taplejung. They have been elected unopposed after no one filed their candidacy against them while some candidacies filed for the same posts were withdrawn.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The Election Commission (EC) has warned of taking stern action against those involved in spreading misinformation and disinformation and hate speech against political parties and election candidates on social networking sites in view of the upcoming local level elections.

KATHMANDU, May 1: The Election Commission (EC) has said over 9.11 million ballot papers have been transported for 49 districts for the May 13 local level elections.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Independent mayor candidate for Kathmandu metropolis, Balen Shah has received ‘stick’ as his election symbol. Similarly, another independent mayoral candidate Sushil Thapa has chosen ‘cap’ as his election symbol while independent deputy mayoral candidate Rinku Shrestha has also chosen cap as her election symbol.

MYAGDI, April 30: All people’s representatives of Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality-1, Gurja in Myagdi district have been elected unopposed prior to the scheduled date of local election.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The Election Commission (EC) has drawn the attention of all not to force anyone to withdraw their nominations for the upcoming local level elections.