KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The Left Alliance has urged the Election Commission to immediately announce the result of elections held for the member of the House of Representatives under the Proportional Representation (PR) category.
Leaders of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) on Monday met with EC Chief Commissioner and Commissioners and urged them to make the results public by respecting the popular mandate and the norms and values of the constitution and the law.
Objecting to the preparations being made by the Commission to make the PR results public only after electing National Assembly, the leaders made it clear that there should be no obstacle in making results of an election public.
Stating that the failure of the EC to announce the results was delaying the formation of a new government and thereby inviting the possibility of a damage to democracy, the leaders said that it should be the government and constitutional bodies that should resolve the constitutional or legal problems, if any, in this regard.
Talking to reporters following the meeting, UML Vice-chair Bhim Rawal said that they made it clear that the results should be announced within seven days as per the spirit of the constitution, otherwise, it would be against the popular mandate. The NA election results were not necessary as there is no confusion regarding fulfillment of 33 per cent of women’s representation in the parliament, he said.
In response, the Commission office-bearers gave the assurance to make a collective effort for resolving the problem in consultation with the political parties, Rawal said.
The delegation from the alliance included UML Vice-chair Rawal, leaders Subash Nembang, Agni Kharel and Krishna Gopal Shrestha and MC leaders Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Barshaman Pun and Ram Narayan Bidari.