TALLINN, March 6 : Estonians go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament in a vote that could bolster far-right nationalists, who have campaigned on opposing further arms deliveries to Ukraine.

Malaysia to go to polls on Nov 19

October 20, 2022 16:45 pm

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20: Malaysia will hold a general election on Nov. 19, its election commission said on Thursday, in a contest that the ruling graft-tainted party hopes will strengthen its hold on power.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The process of the recruitment of temporary police personnel for the upcoming House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections has begun. Nepal Police Headquarter, Naxal in a notice on Sunday invited applications from all prospective candidates for the posts.

Oli bats for fair competition in polls

August 14, 2022 10:35 am

KATHMANDU, August 14: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has called for fair competition in the polls.

KATHMANDU, August 10: The Election Commission (EC) has vowed to conduct the upcoming federal and provincial assembly polls in a free, fair and fearless manner while being economic and ensuring best possible participation of voters.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and the main opposition party CPN-UML have finalized the names of mayoral and deputy mayoral candidates for four municipalities in Bhaktapur.

KATHMANDU, March 29: The Election Commission (EC) of Nepal has decided to provide separate election symbols to all the political parties registered for the purpose of contesting local level polls.

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.

COLOMBO, June 26: Sri Lanka’s president on Wednesday signed death sentences for four people convicted of drug-related offenses in a decision analyst said is aimed at boosting his chances of re-election later this year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: With less than two months left for the election of the Free Students Union (FSU) to take place, the merger of the student unions of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is still uncertain.

PHNOM PEHN, July 29: With the main opposition silenced, Cambodians were voting in an election Sunday virtually certain to return to office Prime Minister Hun Sen and his party who have been in power for more than three decades.

Polls by The Irish Times and RTE suggest about 69% voted to repeal a part of the constitution that effectively bans terminations.

BEIRUT, May 6: Polling booths opened in Lebanon on Sunday for the country’s first parliamentary election in nine years, a period marked by stretches of political paralysis and war in neighboring Syria.

LONDON, April 17: Half a dozen Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) including a woman have registered their candidacies for the local level elections of the United Kingdom (UK).

BAITADI, April 15: During the local elections held last year, the candidates in Baitadi district had made various promises, including a promise for employment opportunities at the local level.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Rasrtiya Janta Party Nepal’s party parliamentary (PP) meeting has started at the party's parliamentary office, Singha Durbar on Thursday five months after the election results.

KATHMANDU, Mar 22:  After three months of election results, Nepali Congress Central Working Committee meeting will start reviewing the poll results from tommorrow.

Vladimir Putin's election supporters are using provocative pictures of female models in underwear in the latest bizarre tactic to fend off apathy in next month's Russian presidential poll.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Two months after the election of parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, the government of India has congratulated the government and people of Nepal for the successful conduct of the three tiers of elections  and termed the achievement an important milestone in the democratic transition of Nepal.

Ballots for upper house polls ready

February 2, 2018 05:30 am

KATMANDU, Feb 2: The Election Commisison (EC) has completed printing the ballot papers for upper house elections slated for next week.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: As part of holding the upper house election slated for February 7, the Election Commission (EC) on Sunday made public the name list of voters who will elect 56 members of the 59-member upper house of federal parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Ten political parties have applied at the Election Commission to contest the upcoming upper house elections scheduled for February 7.

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 18: Yogendra Jha, 70, has an interesting political experience. Jha, a local of Tilathi, Saptari, was with the Nepal Congress then when, while protesting against the then Panchayat regime, he was arrested and put in jail for months.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The United States has commended the citizens and government of Nepal for conducting peaceful, orderly, and broadly supported provincial assembly and parliamentary elections on November 26 and December 7.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Seventy-eight percent of CPN-UML candidates and 58 percent of CPN (Maoist Center) candidates have won the recently concluded parliamentary and provincial assembly elections across the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: India on Thursday welcomed the conduct of parliament election and the first ever provincial elections in Nepal.

SYANGJA, Dec 12: CPN (Maoist Center) candidate for Syangja-1 (A) Dipak Thapa has been elected to the Provincial Assembly. Thapa defeated his closest rival of Nepali Congress Kamal Prasad Pangeni with a margin of 2726 votes.

UML wins polls in Sankhuwasabha

December 11, 2017 19:38 pm

SANKHUWASABHA, Dec 11: CPN-UML candidate Rajendra Prasad Gautam has been elected to the House of Representatives, defeating Nepali Congress candidate Dipak Khadka with a margin of 1,130 votes.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Although the electoral alliance between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) in the parliamentary and provincial assembly polls has landed a landslide victory for the left alliance across the country, two senior leaders who took lead role to make it possible have lost the elections

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 11: Proving wrong the notion that elections cannot be won without money, Lal Babu Pandit of CPN-UML emerged victorious from Morang-6 in the recently concluded parliamentary elections. He defeated Nepali Congress (NC) heavyweight Shekhar Koirala in the polls, and that too, without spending anything.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 10: Proving wrong the notion that elections cannot be won without money, Lal Babu Pandit of CPN-UML emerged victorious from Morang-6 in the recently concluded parliamentary elections. He defeated Nepali Congress (NC) heavyweight Shekhar Koirla in the polls, and that too, without spending anything.

TANAHUN, Dec 10: Nepali congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has lost to UML Candidate Krishna Kumar Shrestha in the House of Representatives with more than 6,000 votes in Tanahau-1.

Left Alliance sweep Rolpa polls

December 10, 2017 08:25 am

ROLPA, Dec 10: The Left alliance has won in all election tiers in the district. CPN (Maoist Center)’s Barshaman Pun won the House of Representatives election with 40,647 votes. Pun defeated Amar Singh Pu of Nepali Congress.

67% voter turnout in phase II polls

December 8, 2017 07:25 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The final round of parliamentary and provincial assembly elections concluded in 45 districts of the country on Thursday, wrapping up the election season that began in May with the local elections as mandated by the constitution.

67% voter turnout in phase II polls

December 8, 2017 04:30 am

KATMANDU, Dec 8: The final round of parliamentary and provincial assembly elections concluded in 45 districts of the country on Thursday, wrapping up the election season that began in May with the local elections as mandated by the constitution.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who faced a humiliating dismissal from the then King Gyanendra Shah for being unable to hold the parliamentary polls on the scheduled date back in 2002, has set his record right, by successfully holding the parliamentary and provincial assembly polls in 2017.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The second and final phase of federal and provincial elections concluded successfully in the remaining 45 districts of the country on Thursday. Enthusiastic voter turnouts were reported from various districts of all seven provinces.

A look at Lalitpur exit polls

December 7, 2017 19:25 pm

According to the exit poll result, in Lalitpur-1, Nava Raj Silwal is ahead with 38% whereas with neck-to-neck result, Udaya Shamsher Rana of Nepali Congress is with 37% and Keshav Prasad Timalsina of Bibeksheel Sajha is with 16%.

45 districts go to historic polls today

December 7, 2017 06:00 am

KATMANDU, Dec 7: As part of conducting all three levels of elections--local, provincial assembly and parliamentary--under the constitution promulgated in September 2015, the Election Commission (EC) is conducting second phase elections to parliament and the provincial assemblies on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Defense Minister Bhimsen Das Pradhan has assured of full polls security and urged the people to take part in the tomorrow's elections confidently.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6:The Nepal Police have taken around one thousand people under control on the accusation of attempting to spoil the election atmosphere.

First-time voters excited over polls

December 6, 2017 06:00 am

DANG, Dec 6: A long queue for voter registration a few months ago and another queue on Tuesday for her voter identity card haven't diminished the excitement of Manakali Pun of Ghorahi at the idea of voting for the first time.

Weather no obstacle to polls: Forecast

December 6, 2017 05:15 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: During the parliamentary and provincial elections on Thursday, voters can leave home without having to worry about the bad weather as rainfall is unlikely in the country, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD).

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Japan's Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Iwao Horii, is arriving in Nepal as the head of the Japanese observation team for the second phase of the parliamentary and provincial elections to be held on December 7.

Security beefed up in Morang for polls

December 5, 2017 15:39 pm

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 5: The local administration has further beefed up security in the Morang district in view of the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections this Thursday.

Transit points sealed off for polls

December 5, 2017 09:34 am

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 5: Nepal-India transit points in Morang, Sunsari and Ilam district have been sealed off today morning as part of security arrangement for the December 7 elections.

Silent period begins for phase 2 polls

December 5, 2017 06:15 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The silent period for the second phase parliamentary and provincial assembly elections begin from midnight Monday, barring political parties and poll candidates from electioneering any further.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Just ahead of the second phase of the federal and provincial elections, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday signed a three-point agreement with the victims of the infamous Bandarmude massacre in violation of the election codes of conduct.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The appalling air pollution and the ailing health of locals in Kalanki have time and again made headlines for more than the past two years. The locals have knocked the doors of several government authorities, political leaders and high-level officials, urging them to control air pollution in the area but their voices haven't been heard.

100% valid votes cast in mock polls

December 2, 2017 14:35 pm

ILAM, Dec 2: All the votes cast in mock elections organized in different places in the district were found valid.