KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that there is no possibility of cabinet reshuffle at least before the by-elections scheduled for November 30.

LISBON, Oct 7: Portugal’s ruling Socialists won Sunday’s parliamentary election without an outright majority, official results showed early on Monday.

LISBON, Oct 6: Portugal’s center-left Socialists are expected to retain power and win more parliament seats in general elections on Sunday, after four years of economic growth, but still fall short of an outright majority.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept 28: Afghans headed to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president amid high security and Taliban threats to disrupt the elections, with the rebels warning citizens to stay home or risk being hurt.

KATHMANDU,Sept 20: We are marking the fourth anniversary of our constitution and it is now in the course of implementation. Some of the political parties were protesting when the constitution was promulgated on September 20, 2015. But it has been accepted by all as all sides have participated in the elections for the three tiers – federal, provincial and local- conducted as per this constitution.

Nov 30 fixed for all by-polls

August 3, 2019 06:56 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: A day after holding discussion with major political parties, the Election Commission (EC) on Friday fixed November 30 for holding by-elections to fill the vacant positions of local, provincial and federal governments.

TUNIS, July 26: Tunisia is inviting world leaders to attend the funeral for its president who died in office and preparing a new election to replace him.

KATHMANDU, July 21: As Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli completes one and half years as head of government, he has little to show by way of progress in realizing the big promises he sold the people during the elections in 2017.

Gear up Nepal-China railway project

June 23, 2019 02:25 am

We talk a lot. Work less. This has become a national disease in our country mainly in the context of carrying out important development projects. Mostly politicians sell dreams of big projects during elections, budget speeches and other occasions. Such promises often complicate situation as the leaders make lofty promises without doing even basic study on such projects.

JAKARTA, May 9: A top Indonesian lawmaker has demanded a parliamentary inquiry into the deaths of more than 500 officials during recent elections, most of them linked to fatigue-related illnesses in gruelling work conditions.

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, May 6: India’s northern heartland began voting on Monday in the fifth phase of a staggered general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoping his record on national security will win him a second five-year term.

JAKARTA, April 17: Across 17,000 islands, from the jungles of Borneo to the slums of Jakarta, millions of Indonesians were going to the polls Wednesday in one of the world's biggest exercises in democracy.

NEW DELHI, April 11: Clashes between followers of rival parties left at least two dead and several injured on the first day of India's huge election Thursday, media reports said.

The mechanics retrofitting cars with blast-resistant doors and bulletproof windshields in a Punjab garage have been flat out of late -- elections are looming, and politics can be a dangerous game in India.

Ambition Europe needs

March 26, 2019 00:25 am

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron recently launched his platform for the upcoming European Parliament elections. Official reactions to his approach—outlined in a commentary published simultaneously in every European Union country—were mostly positive, with even the Euroskeptic prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán and Liviu Dragnea of Romania, endorsing his agenda (for tactical reasons). But, in the chorus of approval, one notable voice was missing: Germany.

PYONGYANG, March 10: North Koreans go to the polls Sunday for an election in which there can be only one winner.

NEW DELHI, March 8: A deluge of online hoaxes that hit Indian social media as the country fought aerial battles with neighbouring Pakistan has heightened fears over the "fake news" war looming in India's national election.

Feb 8: 6 things to know by 6 PM

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NEW DELHI, Jan 2: Three powerful women politicians, each from a very different section of Indian society, may pose a big threat to the chances of Prime Minister Narendra Modi winning a second term in a general election due by May.

LUCKNOW, Jan 23: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, considered for long the trump card of the Congress, was pitched into politics today from politically vital Uttar Pradesh, a state that's considered the gateway to Delhi.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the parliament has directed the government to hold by-elections in various vacant local and provincial assembly seats by mid-May 2019.

India’s ruling party has suffered a setback in elections to five state assemblies, handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest loss since taking office in 2014, and just months before national elections. According to results announced by India’s Election Commission, the opposition Congress party was a clear winner in Chhattisgarh state and fell one seat short of a majority in both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. With a regional party offering support, the Congress party is set to rule all three states, replacing Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.

NEW DELHI, Dec 11: India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was trailing on Tuesday in three big heartland states, two TV networks said, as counting began from local elections seen as a final trial of strength for Prime Minister Narendra Modi before general elections next year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: As the new government led by Lotay Tshering of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) party gets a full shape in Bhutan after the third democratic elections last month, Nepal looks forward to holding fresh talks with the Druk government to resolve the nearly three-decade-long Bhutanese refugee problem once and for all.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct 19 : Afghanistan is holding parliamentary elections on Saturday despite deep security concerns and ongoing fighting in as many as 20 out of the country’s 34 provinces.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Election for chairmen of two joint committees of House of Representatives and National Assembly has been scheduled for coming Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: One of the major reasons behind postponements of elections to pick the heads of parliamentary committees is found to be foreign junkets by lawmakers from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC).

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The National Assembly (NA), the upper house in the federal parliament, rescheduled the date for the elections of its four thematic committees at 11:00 am on August 29.

RUPANDEHI, Aug 4: One year after the election of local representatives, most of the local units in rural areas are still operating without full manpower. Though political parties and candidates during the election campaigns pledged to bring the facilities of 'Singha Durbar' to the villages, that has been nothing more than a myth so far.

PAKISTAN, July 30: Amidst allegations of rigging in the recently concluded general elections in Pakistan, an Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) spokesperson has asserted that the same were conducted fairly.

HARARE, July 29: Emmerson Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa will face off in Zimbabwe's presidential election on July 30.

ISLAMABAD, July 25: A suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed into people waiting outside a busy polling station in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least 31 and casting a dark shadow on what was to be a historic day for the country as Pakistanis cast ballots to elect their thirds consecutive civilian government.

QUETTA, July 25: An earlier report said at least one person had been killed and three injured during an altercation among PTI supporters, in which gunfire was exchanged.

DAMAULI, July 13: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav said that the Election Commission should be the final authority to announce election date.

PAKISTAN, July 11: An apparent suicide bombing has targeted a politician ahead of Pakistan's elections. The party hit by the blast has been targeted for its opposition to the Taliban.

Mexicans vote Sunday in a potentially transformative election that could put in power a firebrand vowing to end politics and business as usual in a country weary of spiraling violence, unchecked corruption and scandal-plagued politicians.

KATHMANDU, June 10: A survey conducted by Transparency International Nepal has shown slight improvement in public service delivery at the local levels in the aftermath of the local elections held last year.

KATHMANDU, May 5: One of the two presidential candidates Karma Chirring Sherpa is likely to get elected as president of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) as his rival candidate Mani Kunwar withdrew from the election process on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 4: As the Kathmandu District Court in its order on Thursday ruled out any need of interim order on the writ petition filed seeking deferral of the elections scheduled for May 5, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) election is taking place on the stipulated date.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Birat Jung Shahi, a vice-presidential candidate for the upcoming All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) elections, and some other officials have filed a writ petition at the Kathmandu District Court seeking to halt the elections, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 5.

ANFA elections likely on May 5

April 26, 2018 07:59 am

KATHMANDU, April 26: With the High Court Patan withdrawing on Wednesday its interim order to stay the elections of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), the path to hold the elections has been cleared.

PANCHTHAR, April 13: During the local polls, political parties had included social security allowance for the elderly people as one of their top election agendas. Senior citizens of Phidim Municipality were expecting to receive their allowances without any hassles after the local elections but that has been a far-fetched dream so far.

PANCHTHAR, April 12: During the local polls, political parties had included social security allowance for the elderly people as one of their top election agendas.

KATHMANDU, March 27: A representative from Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has arrived in Kathmandu on Monday to take stock of the situation leading to deferral of the elections of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), which was scheduled for Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, March 26: CPN-UML has taken serious exception to the report submitted by EU-EOM on observations of the elections of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 21: An international observation group has accused Nepal's Election Commission (EC) of not maintaining transparency while conducting three sets of crucial elections last year.

VP, VC elections today

March 18, 2018 09:03 am

MARCH 18: Elections for Vice President and National Assembly’s vice chairperson is scheduled for today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The parliament secretariat has been asked to plan the election of speaker and deputy speaker of the House of Representatives and chairman and vice chairman of the National Assembly prior to the presidential election on March 13.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Election Commission has proposed to hold the election of President and Vice-President within this month.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Following tomorrow’s National Assembly elections, a source at the Election Commission said that they were gearing up to publish the results of Proportional Representations of House of Representatives.