Connect with us

EC to print separate ballot papers for FPTP elections

Gorkha Post

Published

on

KATHMANDU — The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday has decided to print separate ballot papers for first-past-the-post (FPTP) elections of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies slated for November 26 and December 7.

The EC was earlier preparing to print a single ballot paper for the House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections. But a single bench of Justice Dambar Bahadur Shahi on October 25 had ordered the EC to ensure separate ballot papers for the upcoming polls under the FPTP system and present a report.

Rastriya Janata Party Nepal leader Sarbendra Sukhla had filed a writ petition against Election Commission decisions of printing a single ballot paper of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies at the Supreme Court.

Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav said that the EC is positive towards SC decision and they will make final decision on the issue tomorrow. He further said that the election timetable would remain intact.

The EC , earlier had said it would be impossible to hold elections on November 26 with separate ballot papers for federal and provincial elections.

Continue Reading

Main News

Tenure of NA members determined though lucky draw

Gorkha Post

Published

on

KATHMANDU — Tenure of members of the National Assembly has been determined through a lucky draw method on Monday.

As per the lucky draw conducted at the Federal Parliament in New Baneshwor today, the term of opposition party Nepali Congress lawmaker Surendra Pandey has fixed for two years, while the term of Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Dinanath Sharma has been fixed for four years.

Similarly, Nainkala Ojha, Shashikala Dahal, Udaya Sharma Poudel, Shanti Kumari Adhikari, Komal Oli and Taradevi Bhatta would serve as NA members for four years.

Likewise, the tenure of members — Bina Pokharel, Pramila Kumari, Dil Kumari Rawal, Deepa Gurung, Anita Devkota, Nanda Chhapai and Indu Kadariya — was determined for six years.

The term of Sarita Prasain, Mukta Kumari Yadav, Dhan Kumari Khatiwada, Binda Devi Ale, Mina Budha, Yutal Tamang and Kamala Kumari Oli has been determined for two years.

Of the 59 NA members, 56 were elected from seven provinces—eight from each province, with three others being nominated by the President on the recommendation by the government.

All the clusters have been divided into three categories of two years, four years and six years and the lawmakers should pick one of the three categories.

Continue Reading

TOP PICKS