A cabinet meeting has decided to hold elections for federal parliament and provincial assemblies in two phases – on November 26 and December 7.
A cabinet meeting held on Wednesday took the decision to this effect based on the recommendations received from the Election Commission, said a minister. Earlier, the government had announced to hold both the elections on November 7 national News Agency RSS reports.
Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, briefed that the government has not been decided yet the complete schedule for the elections when the report of the Electoral Constituency Delimitation Commission is awaited. But bearing in mind the EC's suggestions, the election to be held in the second phase will be conducted on December 7." The remaining issues relating to the province including its capital city will be finalized later on the basis of political consensus, he added.
Minister Basnet, who is also Spokesperson of the government, said, "The meeting has also decided to set up National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission for which the Constitutional Council will make the recommendation."
Likewise, Secretary at the Ministry of Land Reform, Krishna Raj Devkota, has been transferred to the Ministry of Supply. Shambhu Koirala will be transferred to the Ministry of Land Reform, Krishna Raj GC to Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Maheshwor Neupane to Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, according to the cabinet meeting.