Constituency Delimitation Commission delineates 165 electoral constituencies for federal parliament

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KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The Constituency Delimitation Commission (CDC) submitted its report to the government on Wednesday.

The commission has delineated 165 electoral constituencies for the election of the House of Representatives and 330 constituencies for the Province Assembly elections, in line with the new constitution.

As per the report Kathmandu will have the maximum 10 constituencies, Morang have six and Jhapa, Rupandehi and Kailali have five constituencies each for the parliamentary election. Likewise, nine districts have four constituencies each; seven districts have three constituencies each; 21 districts have two constituencies each and 35 districts have one constituency each.

All the eight districts of Province 2 have four constituencies each. Rukum (east) in Province 5 and Rukum (west) in Province 6 will have one constituency each. Similarly, Nawalparasi (east) and Nawalparasi (west) have two constituencies each.

Province 3 has the highest number of constituencies with 33, Province 2 has 32 constituencies, Province 1 has 28 constituencies, Province 5 has 26 constituencies, Province 4 has 18 constituencies, Province 7 has 16 constituencies and Province 6 has the least with12 constituencies.

According to CDC Chairman Kamal Narayan Das, 90 percent of the constituencies have been delineated on the basis of population while rest 10 percent on basis of geography.

The Provincial and Fedral elections are being held simultaneously on November 26 and December 7. The delimitation commission is also preparing to submit a copy of the report to the Election Commission so that the EC could expedite its poll preparation.