KATHMANDU, July 27: In the local elections held on May 13 this year, Rs 284 was spent per voter, according to the Election Commission (EC). The cost is less than that borne in the local level election of 2017. The expenses for elections seem to have been slightly lesser as they were held in one phase instead of two or three phases.
Nonpartisan local elections are desirable for several reasons. The main ones being that the locally-elected leaders are directly implementing location-specific programs while being close to the residents of their jurisdictions.
DANG, May 25: CPN-UML candidates Tikaram Khadka and Syani Chaudhary have been elected as the mayor and deputy mayor of Tulsipur Sub-metropolis, respectively, of Dang. Khadka won against his closest rival from the ruling coalition Gehendra Giri of Nepali Congress (NC) with 39,408 votes while Giri had received 27,717 votes.
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.
JANAKPURDHAM, March 11: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that his party will go to the polls by forging an alliance with the ruling coalition parties. He said that in the current situation, any party that goes to the polls won’t get a majority because of which discussions are underway to maintain the current alliance till the polls.
KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) gained a whopping 105.55 points on Sunday after the political parties reached consensus to hold the elections of local governments by mid-June this year.
KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Leaders of the ruling alliance have agreed to hold local elections in April. A meeting of the alliance was held at the Prime Minister's Residence in Baluwatar this morning to discuss the upcoming local elections.
SRINAGAR, India, Dec 23: An alliance of political parties opposed to India’s policies in Kashmir has won a majority of seats in local elections, the first since New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semiautonomous status and took direct control last year.
SINDHULI, Nov 21: Before the local elections, there were only half a dozen sand processing plants in various wards of Sunkoshi Rural Municipality. It has just been a year since the elections but around a dozen more such plants have already been opened here.
KATHMANDU, Sept 9: A year has passed since local elections took place in most of the provinces. During this period, countless reports have surfaced about local representatives enmeshed in disputes, abuse of power, corruption, and chaotic offices. Amid these clouds of gloom are a few silver linings.