EC ready to hold both elections together; but awaiting official declaration from govt
The government and the Election commission (EC) have started discussion on the possibilities of conducting the elections of the House of Representatives and Province Assembly in a single go. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, last month, had proposed the EC to hold both elections in a single stage saying that the constitutional deadline concluding all the elections was fast approaching. Election experts have also seconded the idea as holding both elections on the same day would considerably reduce election cost. Meanwhile, the EC, saying that there were constitutional and logistics challenges, had argued that it would be difficult to hold two polls together.