Four candidates files nomination for Vice President’s post

Four candidates from three political parties have filed their nomination for the post of Vice President on Saturday.

The candidates include CPN-UML Vice-chair Ashta Laxmi Shakya, Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) parliamentary party leader Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav, National Assembly member of JSP Pramila Yadav, and Mamata Jha of Janamat Party.

The Election Commission, which has scheduled the election of Vice President for March 17, had asked the aspirants to register their candidacies from 9 am to 2 pm Saturday.

Like the President, the Vice President is elected by an electoral college comprising the members of the Federal Parliament (House of Representatives and the National Assembly) and the Provincial Assembly.

The total number of voters is 882, including 332 federal Members of Parliament and 550 provincial assembly members. The vote weightage of the federal Member of Parliament is 79 and that of the provincial assembly member is 48.


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