KATHMANDU, May 25: Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has reaffirmed that the Election Commission was determined and steadfast on conducting the second-phase local level election scheduled for June 14, and was moving ahead accordingly.
KATHMANDU, May 25: Vote count is still going on in three metropolitan cities -- Kathmandu, Bharatpur and Pokhara-Lekhnath as well as in Changunarayan Municipality of Bhaktapur and Melung Rural Municipality of Dolakha district. CPN-UML has taken comfortable lead in Kathmandu and Pokhara-Lekhnath while UML candidate Devi Gyawali maintains lead in Bharatpur.
KATHMANDU, May 25: Two days after the government created 22 additional local units in the southern plains, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday refused to accommodate the new local units in the second round elections slated for June 14.
BHAKTAPUR, May 25: Childhood dream of former lawmaker and now the newly elected mayor of Bhaktapur, Sunil Prajapati, was to become an engineer. However, his family could not afford his engineering studies. In 1984, he joined teaching profession and continued it for four years. “I wanted to become an engineer. But poverty crushed that aspiration, then I took over teaching as a profession,” said Prajapati.
ITAHARI, May 25: Even as the second round of local level election is just round the corner, too many aspirants have made picking candidates challenging for the major political parties in Sunsari. As a result, they are compelled to conduct their promotional campaigns without the presence of candidates.
KATHMANDU, May 25: Ten days after the first phase of the local elections were held, vote counting has been completed in most of the local units. As per the results, the main opposition CPN-UML has outdone its competitors by bagging most of the mayor/chairman positions and other key posts.
KATHMANDU, May 24: The Election Commission has urged the government not to seek the alternative to the June 14 election but to cooperate with the EC to hold the second round of local election successfully on the slated day. The election programs have already been published in the gazette, it reminded.