Kathmandu, May 2: The Election Commission of Nepal has called the political parties and people to start the fill up of the nomination form. EC has declared the decision on Tuesday after finishing all preparations. The first phase of the local election will be held on May 14th.
With the commencement of nomination process, the country will enter the phase of the local election after 20 years. The second phase of election will be held on June 14th.
“I would like to call all the voters and political parties to participate in candidate nomination process scheduled for May 2 as there wouldn’t be any change in pre-determined election programme,” Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav told a press meets on Monday.
But a series of incidents- delay in constitution amendment, impeachment of Chief Justice Sushila Karki, the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi and the Rastriya Prajatantra Party’s decision to withdraw from the government, came into the way of election.
Around 5 million voters will exercise their voting power in the first phase of the election. Rs1,000 and Rs500 should be paid by candidates appearing as ward chairperson and ward member while candidates representing the women, Dalit and minority communities, will have to pay half the normal deposit amount.