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गृहपृष्ठPoliticsElection update: Over 141 thousand candidacies filed for May 13 local polls

Election update: Over 141 thousand candidacies filed for May 13 local polls


KATHMANDU – One hundred forty-one thousand 468 candidacies were filed for various posts for the upcoming local level election scheduled for May 13. The Election Commission (EC) shared update at 10:30 am today.

The latest updates show 22,194 candidacies (Province 1), 36,275 (Madhesh Province), 23,654 (Bagmati Province), 12,314 (Gandaki Province), 22,421 (Lumbini Province), 12,848 (Karnali Province) and 11,762 (Sudurpaschim Province) have been registered for the local poll going to be held in a single phase.

Likewise, three thousand 318 candidacies are for the posts of mayor of municipalities, sub-metropolises and metropolises and 2,036 are for deputy mayors while 3,306 are for chairs of rural municipalities and 2,343 are for vice chairs. As the EC said, 33 thousand 111 nominations are for the ward chair. It reports the registrations of 24 thousand 283 candidacies for women members, 21 thousand 979 for dalit women members and 51 thousand 92 candidacies are for the members.

The election is taking place at 753 local levels on May 13 for 35 thousand 221 posts including mayor, deputy-mayor, chairman and vice-chairman, six thousand 743 ward chairpersons, same number of women members and dalit women members and 13 thousand 483 members.

Candidacies were filed in an enthusiastic manner at the office of the Election Officers established at the local-level across the nation on Sunday and Monday. There is a schedule to file a complaint against the candidates today.

The nomination paper would be verified and decision would be taken against the complaint after carrying out investigation on it on April 27 and 28. Similarly, there is a schedule to publish the name list of candidates on May 28. Likewise, candidates could withdraw the candidacies and the final list of the candidates would be published on April 29.





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