Nepal set to vote for National Assembly, new govt within a month
Nepal, which held simultaneous elections last year, is set to vote for one final time, for the upper house on Wednesday, where 52 candidates are vying for the remaining 32 seats in the 59-seat upper parliament.
Polling stations have been set up in in Biratnagar (Province 1), Patan (Province 2), Lalitpur (Province 3), Pokhara (Province 4), Dang (Province 5), Surkhet (Province 6) and Doti (Province 7).
However, Patan will not be heading for the polls as all the members of the National Assembly from there are elected unopposed.
The Election Commission of Nepal has set the time period from 10 am to 3 pm for the voting in the respective polling centers.
As per Nepal’s constitution, at least 33 percent of women’s participation is mandatory in the parliament.
The National Assembly, which became an obstacle for the submission of the final results of the previously held elections to form the new government, will now be eased.
There will be four different ballot papers bearing the colour code of green and red. The weightage of vote for the Province Assembly members will be around 48, whereas the weightage of vote for the local level officials will be 18.
In 2015, the lately promulgated constitution of Nepal stipulated the …read more