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‘Court directive to amend election laws food for thought’


KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Constituent Assembly (CA) Subas Chandra Nembang on Saturday said the Constitutional Assembly Court’s directive to ensure that a winner of election gets at least 50 percent votes is a ‘food for thought.’

Speaking at a seminar on free, fair and credible election organised by a parliamentary committee formed to investigate into the alleged poll rigging in 2013 CA elections, Nembang said political parties and concerned stakeholders need to think on the Court’s directive.

On August 20, the Court had asked the government and the Election Commission to amend electoral laws to ensure that the winner obtains majority votes.

Speaker of the Parliament also said many problems surfaced while practicing the proportional representation (PR) electoral system in Nepal.

Nembang, however, maintained that he personally is in favour of the PR system.

He urged political parties to stop collecting donations from non-party members and organisations for electioneering, to ensure fairness in elections.

The state, rather, can provide financial support to political parties based on their strength, Nembang suggested.

He expressed his hope that the parliamentary panel’s suggestion can be helpful in improving fairness of coming elections.

At the seminar, former Chief Election Commissioner Bhojraj Pokhrel and former AIG of Nepal Police Pushkar Nath Regmi presented papers on free and fair elections.

Representatives of Nepal Bar Association, political parties, election monitoring organisations and former officials of security agencies and the Election Commission attended the discussion.

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