KATHMANDU — The filing of nominations of candidates for the first phase of elections of Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies to be held on November 26 is scheduled to take place on Sunday.
The filing of nominations will take place in 37 constituencies for the members of the House of Representatives and in 74 constituencies for the members of the Provincial Assemblies in the first phase, according to Election Commission Spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal.
The first phase of the election is being held in Solukhumbu, Sankhuwasabha, Bhojpur, Okhaldhunga, Taplejung, Panchthar, Khotang, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Dhading, Ramechhap, Mustang, Myagdi, Baglung, Manang, Lamjung, Gorkha, East Rukum, Rolpa, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha, West Rukum, Jajarkot, Humla, Mugu, Jumla, Kalikot, Dolpa, Darchula, Bjhang, Baitadi and Bajura districts.
Political parties are filing nominations of their candidates at the concerned district elections offices today. The filing of nomination will take place from 10 am to 5 pm.
Those who is filing for nomination has to get his/her nomination paper registered at the office of the Chief Returning Officer and the Returning Officer opened in the district headquarters.
A person whose name figures in the closed list under the proportional representation system cannot become a candidate in the first-past-the-post (FPTP) election system, and that person would not be nominated.
As per the legal provision, a person filing nomination papers under the FPTP category of the House of Representatives should produce papers with the signatures of two persons indicating that those proposing and seconding the candidacy have their names in the voters list for the ward member of the Rural Municipality or Municipality of the same election constituency.
There are 4,465 polling booths and 2,946 voting centres in the first phase elections where three million 228 thousand and 879 voters are using their franchise in the first phase of elections to Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies.Follow @gorkhapost
PM Oli expands cabinet, 15 new ministers inducted
KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has has expanded the Cabinet inducting 15 new ministers from his party CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre), increasing the size of his Cabinet to 22 on Friday.With this, the cabinet led by PM Oli has been extended to 21 members.
Six lawmakers from CPN-UML and five from CPN Maoist Centre lawmakers have been inducted as Ministers to the Cabinet. Likewise, three lawmakers are included as Minister of State.
The newly appointed ministers and state ministers were administered the oath of office at President’s office in Sheetal Niwas, by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas amid an official function.
The newly ministers are as follows :
Gokarna Bista – Minister for Labour and Employment
Pradeep Kumar Gyawali – Minister for Foreign Affairs
Rabindra Adhikari – Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation
Jagat Bishwakarma – Minister for Youth and Sports
Sher Bahadur Tamang – Minister for Law
Raghubir Mahaseth – Minister for Physical Infrastructure Planning and Development
Gokul Baskota – State Minister for Information and Communication
Padma Kumari Aryal -State Minister for Health and Polulation
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Barsha Man Pun -Minister for Energy and Water Resources
Giriraj Mani Pokharel – Minister for Education
Shakti Basnet – Minister of Forestry
Chakrapani Khanal – Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives
Bina Magar – Minister for Drinking Water
Ram Kumari Chaudhary – State Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives
PM Oli, earlier in the second expansion of his Cabinet, had appointed CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Ram Bahadur Thapa as Minister for Home Affairs, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Matrika Yadav as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, former governor Yabaraj Khatiwada as Minister for Finance, and CPN-UML’s Ishwor Pokharel as Defence Minister.Follow @gorkhapost
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