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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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, 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.