EC tells political parties to register for by-election

National Assembly Election

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The Election Commission of Nepal (EC) has called all the political parties in the country to register their parties for the upcoming by-elections scheduled for November 30 this year.

The EC has set a deadline of September 17 for the registration.

According to the EC, the political parties who contested in the 2017 Elections need not register while the newer parties that came into existence after the elections should register compulsorily.

ECN Spokesperson Shankar Prasad Kharel shared that Commission has set September 17 as the deadline for registration.

The EC is holding by-election for 51 vacant positions viz 42 ward chairs, one House of Representatives member, three National Assembly member, one mayor, three rural municipality chairman and one rural municipality deputy chair.

According to EC Spokesperson Shankar Prasad Kharel, the political parties should furnish details on their statute, regulations, manifesto, electoral symbol, central committee’s decision for the registration, auditing report and details on the date of the party’s latest general convention, names of persons on the party’s executive committee and number of party’s general members, among others in the application submitted for registration while registering at the EC.