Nepali politicos file nominations for second phase election

ANI | Updated: Nov 02, 2017 23:04 IST

Kathmandu[Nepal], November 2 (ANI): The political parties in Nepal on Thursday filed nomination for the second phase of provincial and parliamentary election under the First-past-the-post (FPTP) election.

The Nepali politicos went to the office of the election controllers in 45 districts of the country which will go for polls on December 7.

The districts which went to the filing of nomination on Thursday have 128 parliamentary and 256 provincial constituencies, with an eligible population of 12.19 million.

The Illam, Tehrathum, Dhankuta, Udaypur, Jhapa, Morang and Sunsari Districts of Province 1, Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Bara, Parsa and Rautahat of Province 2, Sindhuli, Makwanpur, Chitwan, Kavrepalanchowk, Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur Districts of Province 3, Tanahun, Kaski, Syangja, Parbat and East of Bardaghat Susta- Nawalparasi Districts of Province 4, Palpa, Arghakhanchi, Gulmi, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Dang, Pyuthan, Banke, Bardiya, West of Bardaghat Susta- Nawalparasi Districts of Province 5, Salyan, Surkheta and Dailekh Districts of Province 6 and Kailali, Kanchanpur, Dadeldhura, Accham and Doti Districts of Province 7 will head for polls on December 7.

"I hope that the Nepali politics, after the election, will take a new direction and a new political environment is set to be carved in Nepali history," Rishi Ram Khatiwada, a voter told ANI.

The alliance of the opposition Communist Party of Nepal- Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) and the Maoist Centre has jolted the Nepali politics.

"The alliance will have a very good effect for the leftist because they had scored high votes in the local election, if the alliance really works and if they do not deceive each other, it will be a very good sign in Nepali politics," Govinda Prasad Acharya, opined, another voter, who is a teacher by profession.

The parliamentary and the provincial election of Nepal will commence on November 26 in the high Himalayan districts bordering China and the second phase will be held on December 7.

On October 22, candidates had filed their nomination papers for the first phase of polls scheduled to take place on November 26.

As per the new constitution of Nepal local, province and parliament elections need to be completed by January 21 next year.

Local elections have been successfully completed in September. (ANI)