57 parties taking part in HoR, PA elections: EC

57 political parties have filed nominations towards the first-past-the-post system under the elections to the House of Representatives (HoR) and the Province Assembly (PA).

The voting for the twin elections is taking place on coming November 20 in a single phase. Earlier 86 political parties registered at the Election Commission for election purposes.

The EC said towards PA elections, the number of political parties contending in the voting is varied as they are 30 in Province 1, thirty-seven in the Madhes, 32 in Bagmati, 23 in Gandaki, 25 in Lumbini, 16 in Karnali and 20 in the Sudur Paschim.

EC Assistant Spokesperson Surya Prasad Aryal said that not all political parties registered in the EC will take part in the elections. In the 2074 BS elections, 55 parties had contended in the elections.

A Nepali citizen completing 18 years of age on coming November 20 and having the name incorporated in the voter’s list is eligible to exercise the franchise in the elections of HoR and PA.

According to the EC, 17 million 988 thousand 570 people: 9,140,806 males, 8,847,579 females and 185 others will be eligible for voting on November 20. (RSS)

Pardafas Reporter


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