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IEC chair discusses election issues with Election Commissioners; Election offices established in 240 constituencies

KATHMANDU: With the government expediting the electoral process for holding the elections of the Constituent Assembly (CA), Chief Election Commissioner Nil Kantha Upreti has called on Chairman of the Interim Election Government Khil Raj Regmi and briefed him about the election related activities and other issues related to upcoming polls.

During the discussion held at the prime minister’s official residence at Baluwatar Wednesday morning, Chairman Regmi, CEC Upreti including other Election Commission officials took up various issues related to the second Constituent Assembly (CA) to be held on November 19 including the preparation being made by the government to hold the election in a free, fair and smooth manner. The meeting dwelt on the preparation being made for the election and making necessary security arrangement for it.

They held serious discussions on moving ahead the election activities by guaranteeing it on the stipulated date. EC Commissioner Dr. Ram Bhakta PV Thakur said discussions were held on the preparations of election and law and order. On Tuesday the meeting of the National Defense Council decided to mobilize Nepal Army for the security of elections. The government requested the Election Commission to review whether the Commission could postpone the date of filing candidacy for some days without affecting the election schedule.

Meanwhile, election offices have been established for the first-past-the-post election and proportional electoral system for the election to the second Constituent Assembly (CA).

The Election Commission (EC) informed that election offices have been set up in 240 constituencies across the country for direct election.

The EC has already concluded orientation on the issue of CA election by appointing chief election officers and election officers to be assigned in 240 constituencies. With the establishment of election offices, election activities have increased and the EC has forwarded activities related to election as per the schedule.

As many as 130 political parties have been registered at EC for the participation in the election. The election offices have been set up in every constituency for the parties wanting to register candidacy and independent candidacy towards direct election.

The EC has already sent a letter to the officers at the District Offices and Chief District Officers to provide all necessary support to their respective Office of the Election Officer.

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