EC to begin parties’ registration from Tuesday

Nepal Election Commissioner Nilkantha Uprety

KATHMANDU: The Election Council (EC) has announced to open political parties’ registration from Tuesday after it amended the regulations on political parties’ registration for the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) polls.

Joint Secretary at the EC Madhu Prasad Regmi said the new regulation was sent to the Ministry of Law to publish in the Nepal Gazette.

Regmi said process to register the new political parties would begin Tuesday onwards after announcing a public notice on Monday.

As per the amended regulations, all the political parties participating in the erstwhile CA polls held in 2008 are also required to register themselves at the EC to be eligible to contest the upcoming CA polls.

The old political parties are not required to submit 10,000 signatures. However, this rule has not been changed for the new political parties.