Provincial, Parliamentary Polls Before December

The Election Commission today advised Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to hold provincial and parliamentary elections separately but before fourth week of November to meet the constitutional deadline.

July 1, 2017, 9:56 a.m.

The Election Commission today advised Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to hold provincial and parliamentary elections separately but before the fourth week of November to meet the constitutional deadline.

According to a press release issued by the EC, the suggestion was made by election commissioners led by Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav when they met Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

"EC office-bearers told the PM to hold provincial elections between October 10 and 17, National Assembly elections between October 25 and November 1 and parliamentary elections on November 17 and 24," said the press release.

According to the constitution, local, provincial and parliamentary elections should be held on January 21. EC office bearers also told the PM that in order to hold provincial and parliamentary elections, there was an urgency to enact new laws related to provincial and parliamentary elections by mid-July. They also told the PM that the report of Constituency Delimitation Commission should be ready by July 30.

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