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124 parties file nomination for proportional representation system

KATHMANDU: At a time when the leaders of some political parties have been underscoring the need of incorporating dissenting parties on board, the Election Commission (EC) has started the process of registering the political parties for the purpose of election of the Constituent Assembly.

A total of 124 political parties, registered with the EC, submitted the list of their candidates to contest the November 19 Constituent Assembly (CA) polls for proportional electoral system on Monday.

The EC had set the deadline of this evening for filing applications for the proportional system. However, six parties registered with EC failed to show up for filing applications for the proportional system.

Spokesperson of the Commission, Bir Bahadur Rai informed that of the total 130 parties registered for the EC with a view to context the poll, 124 parties have filed applications under the proportional electoral system.

According to the calendar of events, the EC will publish the names of political parties participating under the proportional electoral system on Tuesday.

EC will publish the final list of political parties to participate under proportional electoral system on October 3 and will also allocate them election symbols on the same day.

Political parties should submit closed list of candidates on October 4 and the commission will ask them to make corrections, if any, on October 5.

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