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.
KATHMANDU, May 15: Early vote counting shows Nepali Congress has taken a lead in Musikot Municipality Mayoral candidate. NC has secured 1236 while CPN (Maoist) is trailing in second position with 774 votes and UML in third with 396 votes.
KATHMANDU, May 14: Nepal on Sunday conducted the first round of elections in the 281 local units of three provinces, bringing out millions of first-time local-election voters to the polling centers. The local polls, held after a gap of 20 years, were peaceful.
KATHMANDU, May 9: Only eight percent of the total number of candidates fielded for the positions of chiefs of local units -municipalities or rural municipalities - are female even though the election law has made it mandatory to field opposite genders for the chief and the deputy chief of a given unit.
KATHMANDU, May 2: Despite confusion over the polls taking place, the Election Commission (EC) has set the stage for the first phase of local elections scheduled for May 14 as announced by the government.
KATHMANDU, April 29: Key international donors and the diplomatic community have expressed their displeasure over the Election Commission (EC)'s refusal to allow international poll observing groups to monitor the May 14 local elections.
KATHMANDU, April 26: The Election Commission has decided to begin counting the votes cast in the first phase of the local level elections scheduled for May 14 immediately after the conclusion of the voting process.
KATHMANDU, April 24: The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday said that the polls can be conducted in two phases only if the recently printed ballot papers, voter rolls and voter ID cards are to be used for the second phase elections as well. The election body is for conducting the local elections in two phases without affecting the existing technical and managerial arrangements.
KATHMANDU, April 17: Concerned over a statement by Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi regarding election preparations and security arrangements, the Election Commission (EC) on Monday expressed its 'serious dissatisfaction'.
KATHMANDU, April 17: As part of final preparations for the May 14 elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Sunday set up the offices of the chief returning officers in all 75 districts. This is intended to give momentum to poll preparations across the country.
KATHMANDU, April 11: Amid growing differences between political parties over conducting the local-level elections on the stipulated date, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said the election body is committed to conducting the elections on May 14 and there's no chance of backtracking.
KATHMANDU, April 6: The Election Commission (EC) is to start printing the ballot papers for Province 2 from Friday even as the government is still negotiating with the agitating Madhes-centric parties to bring them on board the election process.
KATHMANDU, April 5: Under pressure from the government, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday relaxed the election code of conduct, allowing government ministers to participate in poll campaigns organized by their respective parties.
KATHMANDU, April 4: The Election Commission (EC) is preparing to conduct elections in all 744 local units regardless of the parties' failure to reach consensus on settling the demands raised by the agitating Madhes-based political parties.