The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has been observing the electoral process in Nepal, since 25 October. It assesses all aspects of the electoral process and the extent to which the elections are in compliance with the laws of Nepal, as well as with international and regional commitments for democratic elections to which Nepal is a signatory.
KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Indian establishment and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri have piled pressure on the Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) to forge electoral alliance with Nepali Congress (NC) for the upcoming elections.
POKHARA, Oct 23: The electoral alliances formed through the decisions of the central committees of various political parties to stand a better chance in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections have led to widespread criticisms at the district level.
KATHMANDU, Oct 7: A meeting of the CPN (UML) standing committee Saturday endorsed the party's agreements with the CPN (Maoist Centre) and Nayashakti for the electoral alliance and eventually taking the parties towards unification. The October 3 agreement was passed unanimously.
KATHMANDU, September 9: The Election Commission (EC) has issued a notice, asking the political parties wishing to take part in the proportional representation (PR) electoral system during the upcoming elections of the House of Representatives and State Assembly to apply for so from September 10 to 12.
BHIMDATTANAGAR, September 3: Chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), Kamal Thapa, has said his party will enter into an electoral alliance with nationalist forces in the parliamentary and state assembly elections.
GORKHA, Sept 1: Political parties and civil society leaders in Gorkha have expressed disappointment with the Election Constituency Delineation Commission (ECDC), over the demarcation of electoral constituencies.
Dhangadhi, Aug 31: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said dialogues are on the matter of forging an alliance between the NC and other political parties in the third phase of local level elections taking place in the Province no. 2 on coming September 18.
KATHMANDU, August 29: As the local polls in Province 2 is fast approaching, various major parties have started looking for electoral alliance to strengthen their position.
While some are currently holding discussion within their parties, others have already started negotiations to forge electoral alliance.
BIRATNAGAR, July 2: Nepali Congress (NC) is believed to have a strong base in Biratnagar Metropolitan City of Morang district, which is the only metropolis that took part in the second phase of the local elections. To counter NC's stronghold in Biratnagar, other top four political parties formed electoral alliance in a bid to increase their chances of victory.
ACHHAM, June 30: Just like in the first phase of local elections, the electoral alliance of the ruling parties, Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center), has demanded re-polling. This time though, they have demanded re-polling at Chauparti Rural Municipality-4 and Sanphebagar Municipality-6 of Achham district.
TEHRATHUM, June 22: Though the electoral law requires parties to field women candidates accounting for 40 percent of their total candidates, there is not even a single woman among the candidates they have fielded in 43 wards of Tehrathum district.
DANG, June 22: At a time when the various political parties are forging an electoral alliance in view of the second round of local elections slated for June 28, independent candidates have also taken this approach to turn the table in their favor.
PALPA, June 17: CPN (Maoist Center) has forged electoral alliance with major political parties like Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) and Rastriya Janamorcha in Palpa district to contest in the local polls on June 28.
LAHAN, May 24: Electoral alliances between various political parties in the first phase of local elections failed to garner the number of votes they had expected. Yet, undeterred by the failure, political parties are mulling to form electoral alliances in the second phase of the local elections slated for June 14.
KATHMANDU, May 17: Though the major political parties formed electoral alliance for mayoral and deputy mayoral races in metropolitan cities, the political calculations at the central level have failed to convince party members let alone attract neutral votes.
LALITPUR, May 15: UML voters have rejected an alliance with Rastriya Prajantra Party(RPP) by casting votes in favor of their party which did not field deputy mayoral candidate following an electoral alliance was forged in some wards between CPN-UML and RPP.
KATHMANDU, May 11: In Kathmandu and Lalitpur metropolitan cities, the main opposition party, CPN-UML, and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) have forged an electoral alliance for the mayoral posts in the upcoming local polls scheduled for May 14.
CHITWAN, May 4: At a time when central leaders of Nepali Congress and CPN(Maoist Center) are reportedly talking about forging electoral alliance with each other, local leaders of the former have said they will contest the local level elections alone citing that Bharatpur is the stronghold of Nepali Congress.
KATHMANDU, May 3 : The three major political parties are all trying to forge electoral alliances with like-minded forces to win support of constituencies that they consider to be their traditional support base.
KATHMANDU, May 3: Nepali Congress (NC) has said that it could enter into electoral alliance with any political parties as per the need of the NC's local level mechanism as the candidacy nomination for May 14 election is already over.
KATHMANDU, April 28: Former chief election commissioners (CECs) and legal and local governance experts have urged the Election Commission (EC) to conduct the election across the country on May 14 as announced by the government, arguing that deciding to conduct the polls in two phases in the last hour will compromise the fundamental principles of elections.
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KHOTANG, Aug 9: Eight political parties including the CPN (Maoist Center) have expressed dissatisfaction over the dispute created by the CPN-UML and Nepali Congress on the number of electoral local units.