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Govt confirms June 14 as Phase II polling day: Cabinet approves contents of revised constitution amendment bill; Call to defer April 29 deadline for candidate nomination bya few days in states 3, 4 and 6, where vote takes place first (kp 24/04/2017), PM: Deuba govt to oversee June vote (kp 24/04/2017)

Gathabandhan to take part in two-phase local elections: Govt agrees to fast-track endorsement of a revised constitution amendment proposal, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/04/2017), Two-phase poll OK, but changes could hamper preparations, says EC: Warns that local elections could become uncertain, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 23/04/2017)

Ballot paper printing over, being sent to district (kp 23/04/2017)

Yadav directs NGOs not to influence vote (kp 21/04/2017)

‘Preparations in final stage’ (kp 21/04/2017)

Ballot papers, voter IDs printed: EC (ht 21/04/2017)

Meritocracy At Local Polls, by Mukti Rijal (rn 20/04/2017), Conducting Polls Amid Protests, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 20/04/2017)

18,572 polling booths set up (kp 20/04/2017)

Security chiefs say measures in place for local elections (kp 19/04/2017)

Police disrupt Chand party’s anti-poll events (kp 19/04/2017)

NP fails to arrange dress for temporary police (kp 18/04/2017)

China provides 11 types of poll materials: EC purhcases indelible ink on its own (rep 18/04/2017)

Election activities yet to kick off in rural areas, locals confused (ht 18/04/2017)

Morcha’s protests challenge for polls: Security officials, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 18/04/2017)

Senior citizens hope to take one last shot at polls: Ageing people say it is their last chance to cast vote, by Daman Rai (rep 18/04/2017)

People excited to cast vote in local polls, say voter educators: Local political leaders in particular, who seem to be excited about the elections, are providing help in all possible ways, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/04/2017)

Law bars issuing poll symbols to parties outside House, says Yadav, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/04/2017)

EC concerned over voters’ ID distribution (kp 17/04/2017)

Parties violating poll code in Dhankuta (ht 17/04/2017)

EC opens offices of chief returning officers in all 75 districts, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 17/04/2017)

Delayed poll education programme: Concerns grow over low voter turnout, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/04/2017)

EC to open offices of chief poll officers today (kp 16/04/2017)

Ruling parties for single-phase polls: Dahal, Deuba and Thapa assert that elections will be held on May 14 even if the Madhesi Morcha refuses to participate (kp 15/04/2017)

Partyfull Panchayat: The parliament should immediately correct this constitution-defying apartheid law and allow all parties to use their party symbols as electoral symbols, by Ujwal Thapa (rep 15/04/2017)

EC finalises polling stations across nation (ht 15/04/2017)

Govt delay in releasing funds puts temporary cops at their wits’ end: With no cash in hand, recruits are facing hard time managing food and lodging, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/04/2017)

EC chief drops a hint about polls in two phases, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/04/2017)

Poll panel to deploy more than 21,000 voter educators across the country (ht 14/04/2017)

EC chief urges coordination among election officers (ht 13/04/2017)

It's too late to raise the number of local bodies: Paudyal (rep 12/04/2017)

Election materials: Items from China arriving today (kp 12/04/2017)

Polling stations finalised for 74 districts (ht 12/04/2017)

More than 50 organisations apply to EC to monitor polls, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/04/2017)

EC begins training election officers across country (kp 11/04/2017)

EC seeks poll security expenditure estimate from home ministry (ht 11/04/2017)

MoHA seeks EC nod to transfer 300 police officers (rep 11/04/2017)

Four Province 2 districts finalise polling stations (ht 10/04/2017)

Voter education materials sent to districts (ht 09/04/2017)

EC to distribute voter identity cards from May 11; May retain 2013 polling stations in six districts of province 2 (ht 08/04/2017)

EC seeks govt nod to print ballot papers for Province 2 (ht 07/04/2017)

Not enough time to educate voters: EC; Poll panel fears higher percentage of invalid votes than witnessed in 2013 CA elections, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 06/04/2017)

EC pressured into relaxing election code, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 06/04/2017)

Dozens of mayoral aspirants from big parties in Koshi hills (rep 06/04/2017)

Local Level Election: Confidence And Suspicions, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 05/04/2017)

I/NGOs told to follow election code (kp 05/04/2017) [Those providing relief to earthquake victims before the elections shall be arrested????]

Ballot papers printed for 60 districts; EC starts voter education training across the country (ht 05/04/2017)

Teachers quit job for civic polls (kp 05/04/2017)

Number of voters in Tarai up by 15.46 pc, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/04/2017) [Nevertheless is the number of registered voters in the Tarai less than in the rest of the country even though the population is higher according to national census!]

District judges to oversee polls (ht 04/04/2017)

PM explores possibility of polls in two phases, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 04/04/2017) [Why?], Polls in all 744 local units in one go: EC, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 05/04/2017)

Province 1 awaits election in anticipations of first-ever mayors, by Raju Adhikari and Bhim Chapagain (rep 04/04/2017)

Carter Center applies for monitoring local elections: Besides Carter Center, the Norwegian embassy, the USAID had also inquired the EC recently for poll monitoring roles, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/04/2017)

14.054m people eligible to vote: EC (kp 03/04/2017), 14,054,482 voters for local polls (ht 03/04/2017), Over 14 million eligible to vote in local polls, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 03/04/2017)

Democracy becomes much dearer, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 03/04/2017)

Bibeksheel moves court demanding election symbol (rep 03/04/2017)

Female turnout disappoints EC: Women job aspirants account for only 14pc of total 179,486 applicants, by Manish Gautam (kp 02/04/2017)

Election Commission vows to hold local polls in free and fair manner (kp 01/04/2017)

Hustle and bustle at EC, as poll preparations in full swing, by Anjali Subedi (rep 01/04/2017)

‘10k ballot boxes arrive at Kerung’ (kp 01/04/2017)

EC seeks PM help on polling centres in Province 2 (kp 31/03/2017)

BRB issues 48-hr ultimatum to PM: Demands participation in local polls (kp 31/03/2017), NSN to protest at EC, election offices (ht 02/04/2017), BRB caught from EC, released (kp 03/04/2017), Police detain Bhattarai among dozens from demo outside EC (ht 03/04/2017)

Local polls bring job opportunity for many, by Anup Ojha (kp 31/03/2017)

Udayapur youths miffed at not being able to vote (ht 30/03/2017) [???]

Even if election is deferred in Province-2 the rest of the country will vote on May 14, interview with Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav (rep 30/03/2017)

Voter card printing to begin April 2, 14m voters to get IDs, by Bhadra Sharma (ht 30/03/2017)

Big party mayoral aspirants in Pokhara, Bharatpur, by Santosh Pokharel and Sangeet Sangroula (rep 30/03/2017), Major parties initiate process to pick candidates for local polls (rep 30/03/2017)

UML reports EC about threats, code violation, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 29/03/2017)

Officials discuss security issues on Monday in view of Morcha protests: Point to challenges in holding elections in eastern Tarai districts (kp 28/03/2017), Security Council recommends Army deployment for May polls: The decision should be endorsed by Parliament within a month of the deployment (kp 28/03/2017)

China pledges Rs 136m assistance for local polls:  PM says he ‘had open and candid discussion with Chinese president’; Two leaders hold talks on important issues related to bilateral interest, by Anil Giri (kp 28/03/2017)

EC bars trade union office bearers from election duty, by Arjun Poudel (ht 28/03/2017)

Polling stations fixed in 68 districts: Task remains in six districts of Province 2 and Dhading (kp 28/03/2017)

Finance Ministry releases Rs3.4b for election security (kp 27/03/2017), Additional security sought in tarai districts for upcoming polls, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 27/03/2017)

Six districts of Province 2 yet to finalise polling stations (ht 27/03/2017)

Ballot papers printed for 36 districts, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 27/03/2017)

Leaders, locals take to social media to announce candidature, by Nagendra Upadhyay and Mukti Prasad Neupane (rep 27/03/2017)

Refining Electoral Democracy, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 26/03/2017)

Poll Campaign Advertising, by Krishna Shrestha (rn 25/03/2017)

Publish ‘minority’ list, EC asks govt, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/03/2017)

Ballot papers for 18 districts printed (ht 25/03/2017)

EC assured of poll security (ht 24/03/2017)

EC yet to get started on voter education, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 24/03/2017)

Criteria for national parties: 3 percent vote share, 1 FPTP seat a must, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/03/2017), Threshold of 3pc plus one FPTP seat for national party (rep 23/03/2017), House endorses Bill on Political Parties with threshold provision (ht 23/03/2017), For stability: This bill is very important for holding three tiers of elections that are not very far off and there is little time to prepare for all these elections (ht 24/03/2017) [The treshold is necessary, but your argument that the major political parties are inclusive is wrong!]

Parties missing deadline in some districts allowed to contest polls (ht 23/03/2017)

Poll security in 8 tarai districts a big challenge (rep 23/03/2017)

NSC nod to deploy army for elections (ht 23/03/2017)

EC set to publish notice for polls: The election body says it will allow only national institutions to observe the elections (kp 23/03/2017)

Polling station fixing in ‘2 days’ (kp 22/03/2017)

Wheels for polls: MoHA, EC seek vehicles (rep 22/03/2017)

EC seeks Indian, Chinese assistance (ht 22/03/2017)

House passes bill relating to wards and constituency: Provision to allow division of one ward between two constituencies (ht 21/03/2017)

JEOC to mobilize 200,000 security personnel for local elections, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 21/03/2017)

Lies, damn lies and statistical lies: When elections do not reflect the will of the people, they could become a problem in themselves, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 19/03/2017)

Poll code of conduct for observers endorsed (kp 19/03/2017)

Province 2 likely to see heavy police presence during local elections, by Manish Gautam (kp 19/03/2017)

4 secretaries summoned over poll code (kp 19/03/2017)

EC chief takes his poll concerns to PM Dahal: Calls for environment to accommodate all parties for May 14 elections, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/03/2017)

EC removes Hindu state, monarchy from RPP’s statute (ht 18/03/2017) [The correct way would have been not to register anti-national parties like the RPP-Nepal that stand aginst the fundamental principals of Nepali state and society and try to disturb social harmony!!], EC removes 'Hindu state', 'monarchy' from RPP's statute, by Bhadra (rep 18/03/2017), Election Commission robbed us of our soul, says Kamal Thapa (ht 18/03/2017), EC move can ruin poll environment: Thapa; Objects to removal of ‘Hindu state’, ‘monarchy’ from his party statute, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 19/03/2017)

Up to 11 security personnel to be deployed per polling booth: An estimated 226,000 security personnel including intelligence officials are likely to be deployed during the polls, according to MoHA officials (rep 18/03/2017)

Six types of ballot papers for local level elections (kp 18/03/2017)

Few days delay in printing ballots 'not serious', by Bhadra Sharma (rep 18/03/2017)

No temp cops in sensitive districts: Govt (kp 18/03/2017)

Quandary over election symbol allocation, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/03/2017), EC awards electoral symbols to 26 parties: A total of 79 political parties have been registered with the EC for the upcoming local elections (kp 18/03/2017)

Flagged off: With local polls less than two months away, the Nepali public sphere is abuzz with talk of candidates for mayors or village council chiefs, by Om Astha Rai (nt 17/03/2017)

Question of threshold: A stabilising factor, by Pranav Bhattarai (ht 17/03/2017)

EC clips wings of ministers, MPs, secys: Election Commision bans foreign junkets till polls are over, by Arjun Poudel (ht 17/03/2017)

Home ministry seeks security threat reports from districts (rep 17/03/2017)

255 returning officers deputed for local polls (rep 16/03/2017)

Over three lakh voters in Chitwan local bodies (ht 15/03/2017)

EC seeks army’s role for ballot printing security (rep 15/03/2017)

EC seeks logistical help from neighbors, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 15/03/2017)

Additional cash to conflict victims: EC appears softer towards govt on poll code violation; Former commissioners say govt decision untimely, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/03/2017) [As usual, the politicians get active ahead of elections, but they will forget their promises immediately after the elections!]

EC seeks local election security plan, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/03/2017)

EC to start printing ballot papers soon, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 13/03/2017)

EC to procure 30,000 ballot boxes from AIT: Selected as its quoted price of Rs106.8 million to supply ballot boxes and  the security seals was the lowest among six bidders (kp 13/03/2017)

Local polls elate women leaders, by Raju Adhikari (rep 13/03/2017)

EC puts expenditure cap for candidates (kp 12/03/2017)

EC asks govt to depute staff to local levels by Thursday, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 12/03/2017)

Electoral Violence, by Prabin Manandhar (sp 10/03/2017)

Govt brings bill for delineation of electoral constituencies (rep 09/03/2017)

EC And Electoral Integrity, by Mukti Rijal (rn 09/03/2017), Local Polls & Strengthening Of Democracy, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 09/03/2017)

EC now at point of no return: CEC Yadav, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 09/03/2017)

Govt hands over local level restructuring report to EC, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/03/2017), Districts to get LBRC report (ht 10/03/2017)

EC seeks operational plan from security agencies (kp 07/03/2017)

Local polls cost may cross Rs40b mark (kp 06/03/2017)

Debate over poll-related bill surfaces (rep 06/03/2017)

EC bars PM from electioneering (rep 06/03/2017), PM, ministers directed to comply with poll code, by Arjun Poudel (ht 06/03/2017)

EC not to call international observers for local polls (kp 05/03/2017)

Poll body seeks support from India and China: The Election Commission says it has sought support from the neighbouring countries to prevent a lengthy procurement  procedure, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/03/2017)

Election Commission to buy 30,000 ballot boxes (kp 04/03/2017)

Minister breaches election code of conduct (kp 03/03/2017), Govt breaches poll code, appoints 4 VCs (rep 03/03/2017), PM uses chopper to ride roughshod over poll code, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/03/2017)

‘Avoid use of schools as polling centres’ (ht 03/03/2017)

EC tells ministers not to engage in campaigning, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/03/2017)

EC registers 81 parties for local polls (kp 02/03/2017)

70,000 temporary police recruits on cards for local polls, by Manish Gautam (kp 01/03/2017), 105,000 civil servants to be deployed for local polls, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 01/03/2017). 226,000 security personnel to be deployed for local polls (kp 02/03/2017)

Elections, parties and money: Creating a fund with tax deductible donations can end campaign finance corruption, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 28/02/2017)

Baidhya and Chand-led Maoist parties won’t be able to contest local polls: EC (ht 28/02/2017)

Election Commission proposes expenditure limits for local polls: Rs 700k highest amount a candidate can spend, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/02/2017), Seven-lakh ceiling set on poll spending, by Arjun Poudel (ht 27/02/2017), Govt’s dillydallying puts EC in a fix to begin ‘actual preparations’, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 27/02/2017)

SC refuses to register 'right to reject' plea, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 27/02/2017)

EC books 30 parties (rep 27/02/2017)

Poll symbol rule riles fringe forces, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/02/2017)

Delay in bringing poll code a major cause for concern: We’ll take a decision most probably by tomorrow: EC, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/02/2017)

Poll expenses likely to touch Rs 20 billion: Rs 10.3b already approved for Election Commissionn; MoHA yet to finalise budget required for security, by Anil Giri and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/02/2017), EC prefers local resources over external help for upcoming polls (ht 24/02/2017)

MoHA starts homework for poll security plan (kp 23/02/2017), EC makes public election schedule (kp 23/02/2017)

Local Election A Reality Now!, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn) [They should have been held together with the election for the two constituent assemblies in 2008 and 2013, but this has been prevented by the leaders of NC, UML and the Maoists! Reasons for this denial that had given by them then are still valid!]

Cabinet sets May 14 as local election date, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 21/02/2017), Local polls after 20 years, finally, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 21/02/2017), Morcha announces stir, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 21/02/2017), UML welcomes announcement (kp 21/02/2017), With shortest time ever for poll preparations, EC faces daunting task, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 21/02/2017)

1.5 pc threshold proposed for upcoming parliamentary poll, by Ashok Dahal (rep 20/02/2017)

EC needs Rs 10.3 billion for civic elections (ht 20/02/2017)

EC presses ‘close’ button on EVM purchase for now: Move follows controversy that the election body was in bid to buy the machines without competition, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/02/2017), Amid controversy, EC drops plan to use Smartmatic EVMs, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 17/02/2017)

PHSC endorses new election commissioners (rep 15/02/2017)

EC starts preparing for civic elections (ht 14/02/2017)

EC registers over 250,000 new voters (rep 13/02/2017)

Breaking the threshold: All the making and breaking of post-1990 governments have been due to the big parties, not the small ones, by Deepak Thapa (kp 09/02/2017), Fringe parties: Threshold design to disenfranchise marginalised groups; The bill related to political parties, which awaits parliamentary nod, requires a national party to pass 3 percent vote threshold in parliamentary polls (kp 10/02/2017)

Crucial bill on local elections stalled, by Prakash Timilsina (rep 09/02/2017)

PM roots for EVMs, others sceptical (rep 08/02/2017), Moves to buy EVM stirs controversy (kp 09/02/2017), Developers of Nepali voting machine feel discouraged, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 09/02/2017)

Local Polls Vehicle Of Grassroots Democracy, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 05/02/2017)

Letter from govt lacks clarity, says poll body: EC yet to take a decision on how to respond to the government missive (kp 04/01/2017), Election body to ask govt for polling date: To write to the Cabinet today to make matters clear, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/02/2017)

Political parties are trying to sabotage Election Commission, interview with Neel Kantha Uprety (rep 04/02/2017)

Nepali workers abroad still unable to vote, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 04/02/2017)

Local level election bill endorsed (kp 03/02/2017)

Election Commission: Maintaining Independence, by Mukti Rijal (rn 02/02/2017)

45 parties registered with EC for local elections, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/02/2017)

District judge to be poll commissioner: Provisions on vote threshold and election symbols in the bill on political parties are contentious. The major parties want a threshold of votes to ensure a seat for a party in the Parliament but fringe parties have been opposing the provision (ht 01/02/2017)

No Alternative To Elections, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 31/01/2017), Election And The New Generation, by Prem Khatry (rn 31/01/2017)

‘EC gradually losing autonomy’, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 30/01/2017)

Three members recommended for EC, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 28/01/2017)

Parliament endorses two poll-related bills (kp 26/01/201), Parties barred from accepting donations from NGOs, govt agencies; Motorbike/vehicle rallies banned; Wall paintings/pamphleteering on public/private walls prohibited (rep 28/01/2017), 'Right to reject' removed from election bill (rep 28/01/2017)

Local Polls: A Political Discourse, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 25/01/2017)

‘Ready to hold local level polls within May-June’, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/01/2017)

Parties continue to bicker over threshold: Parties that are against threshold say big political parties want to maintain monopoly by keeping the provision, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/01/2017)

Ensure Early Polls, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 24/01/2017)

PM consults CEC on local elections, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/01/2017)

Polls impossible if date not fixed within a week, says Shrestha: PM’s press adviser Govinda Acharya says government would set the date only after endorsing essential election-related bills (kp 21/01/2017)

EC invites former election chiefs to seek their views, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 20/01/2017)

Polls uncertain as govt ties up amendment and election bills (rep 20/01/2017)

Fixing election date: Sub-panel for further deliberation (kp 19/01/2017), EC: Polls unlikely in May-June if issues not resolved in 10 days, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 19/01/2017)

Improving Laws For Federal Elections, by Mukti Rijal (rn 19/01/2017)

EC seeks laws pronto for local polls in May, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/01/2017), Local polls possible in May only if laws ready by Jan: ECN chief (ht 18/01/2017)

Crisis of confidence: If three elections are to be held by next January, parties need to strike an immediate deal (kp 16/01/2017)

‘Local elections by May-end’: PM Dahal’s political adviser Chakrapani Khanal says dates will be announced in 10 days: Ruling Maoist Centre  and NC ‘unwilling’ to wait until the amendment bill  is passed to announce  the local poll dates, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 13/01/2017)

Lawmakers want amendment bill to state poll dates (ht 10/01/2017)

Sub-panel seeks more time to talk poll-related bills: A meeting of the State Affairs Committee is expected to extend the deadline on Sunday (kp 08/01/2017)

EC ‘not well-prepared’ as elections draw near, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 03/01/2017), Election Commission preparing for local polls against all odds: The election-governing body may formally ask parties to register names for local polls in a week; Officials believe the decision could spur parties into shifting their focus towards elections, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/01/2017), EC to estimate the number of parties contesting polls (rep 05/01/2017), Printing ballot papers for local elections may take two months: EC, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 06/01/2017)

EC needs five laws, admin centres for local polls by May, by Prakash Acharya (ht 01/01/2017)

‘Govt may ask EC to prepare for elections’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/12/2016) [And what about corresponding laws that are a preconditions for the preparation of elections?]

Govt drops right to reject provision in elections: Experts describe move as regressive, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 30/12/2016)

EC to have less time as election laws unlikely before a month: 11-member taskforce will submit its report to State Affairs Committee after sorting contentious issues (kp 25/12/2016)

Voter list updated in Mountain districts (kp 25/12/2016)

Local elections: Apex court sets up amicus curiae; Seeks opinion from six experts to decide on whether to hold polls under existing structure or new set-up (kp 22/12/2016), Sub-committee(s) to finalise election laws: Three election related bills have been languishing at the State Affairs Committee of Parliament for more than two months (kp 22/12/2016), Sub-panel formed to finalise threepoll-related bills (kp 23/12/2016)

PM rules out local polls in old set-up (kp 21/12/2016)

Parties divided over choice of poll modality, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 15/12/2016)

Govt registers two poll related bills: Up to three-year jail term, Rs 2 lakh fine proposed for those violating election laws, by Prakash Acharya (ht 15/12/2016)

Lack of election laws puts EC in a fix, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/12/2016), All nine election-related bills still in pipeline, by Ashok Dahal (rep 13/12/2016)

Parties mulling civic polls under existing structure (ht 13/12/2016)

UML, Madhesi parties doubt polls by constitution deadline, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 12/12/2016)

Local bodies told to help EC update voter list (ht 11/12/2016)

Bill proposes hike in penalty for poll-related offences (kp 06/12/2016)

Early local polls crucial to holding four layers of election in next 14 months: Clouds of uncertainty  hang over elections after the government registered a constitution amendment bill in Parliament, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/12/2016)

PM proposes local polls by mid-April, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/12/2016) [??], Four parties discuss holding local polls (rep 01/12/2016)

EC working on voter list (kp 30/11/2016)

Legal hurdle remains in Nepalis voting from abroad (kp 29/11/2016)

No election without political consensus: CEC Yadav (rep 29/11/2016)

Lawmakers want voting age to be lowered to 16 years (ht 26/11/2016)

Fringe parties against vote threshold to ensure seat for party in Parliament, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 25/11/2016) [This was to be expected but the number of parties in parliament has to be reduced dramatically if Nepal shall have a chance for reasonable politics in future!], ig and small parties sharply divided over vote threshold (rep 26/11/2016)

21 January 2018: Nepal’s politics is sliding towards the edge of the cliff, and there isn’t much time left to meet the deadline for an elected Federal Parliament (nt 25/11/2016)

Civil society urges government to announce local election date (kp 23/11/2016)

Govt, EC at odds over right to fix poll date, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp 23/11/2016)

EC should declare poll date: Nidhi (kp 21/11/2016)

EC starts updating voter rolls in 21 districts from today (rep 19/11/2016)

52 parties fail to re-registerTo be barred from upcoming polls if decision is not reviewed, says CEC (kp 16/11/2016)

Lawmakers push for stronger EC (kp 14/11/2016), EC seeks more authority for free, fair polls (ht 14/11/2016)

EC updating voters’ list in 21 districts in first phase, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/11/2016)

‘Public funding of parties necessary to check poll anomalies’ (ht 08/11/2016) [??]

EC wants power to announce poll dates, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 06/11/2016)

Local bodies’ support sought to update electoral rolls (ht 05/11/2016)

Only three of nine election-related bills arrive in parliament (rep 28/10/2016)

Local polls in mid-March: CEC (kp 27/10/2016)

Proposed Electoral Bills: Some Provisions Questioned, by Mukti Rijal (rn 27/10/2016)

EC asks parties to furnish details for re-registration: The notice follows two rounds of talks with the parties about finding a common view on re-registration (kp 21/10/2016)

Better get going: Denial of local democracy has resulted in grievous injury to almost every aspect of national life, by Krishna Man Pradhan (kp 21/10/2016)

Provide Autonomy: Election Commission should be empowered to announce as well as organise elections (kp 18/10/2016)

3 poll bills land in House panel (kp 17/10/2016), Poll bill proposals give EC more teeth: Clause 15 of the bill states that a political party should hold intra-party election at least once every five years in line with the statute of the concerned party (kp 17/10/2016)

NC, UML register proposals to amend poll-related bills: Say atleast 3pc votes must to get berth in parliament, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 08/10/2016)

Govt removes key provisions in poll related bills: Two or more parties can fight an election under the same election symbol after forming an alliance, by Prakash Acharya (ht 04/10/2016), Flawed bills: The Election Commission’s proposal allowing two or more political parties to take part in elections jointly under one single election symbol is flawed (ht 05/10/2016), The five basics: Reforms proposed in draft bills should be tabled in parliament in their original form and should on no account be mutilated based on whims and fancies of bureaucrats, by Ila Sharma, Election Commissioner (rep 05/10/2016), EC against revising draft bills for polls: The commission says key clauses have been either changed or dropped, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/10/2016), Big III want key provisions of poll bills changed, by Prakash Acharya (ht 07/10/2016), Big parties propose differing thresholds: Small parties against any threshold; EC should fix election dates: UML, by Ashok Dahal (rep 07/10/2016), NC to discuss EC issue with other parties (kp 07/10/2016)

Deuba calls for timely local elections (kp 28/09/2016), Oli demands poll roadmap (kp 28/09/2016), Local Government: Fulfill Commitment To Hold Polls, by Mukti Rijal (rn 29/09/2016)

Electoral reforms: The main objective of providing the public fund to the political parties is to discourage the interest groups from getting their vested interests served through legal means (ht 28/09/2016), Govt registering bill denying EC power to set poll dates (rep 28/09/2016)

Submission of audit report: Election authority proposes axing defiant parties, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/09/2016), 11 parties removed from EC register (kp 24/09/2016)

EC should be vested with authority to announce election dates: Sharma, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 04/09/2016)

EC says 6 months for poll preparations (kp 29/08/2016)

Democracy 2.0: There is no reason why Nepali citizens should not get to vote over the internet, by Mahesh Singh Kathayat and Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 28/08/2016)

PM Dahal directs EC to start poll preparations, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/08/2016), Local body restructuring: NC makes a pitch for at least 1,000 units; Deuba says elections a must, calls for consensus on statute amendment, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 23/08/2016) [Mr Deuba, you were the one who dissolved the last elected local bodes for political motives in 2002!!]

Direct Election To A Chief Executive And Prosperity, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 21/08/2016)

EC ready to hold elections by January 2018: Yadav (ht 18/08/2016)

EC proposes 1.5 pc threshold for PR system: Also wants to bar candidates from contesting more than one constituency under FPTP, by Sangeet Sangrouls (ht 10/08/2016), EC for mandatory one-third women representatives (rep 11/08/2016)

Can’t work on polls sans local body report: EC (kp (10/08/2016)

NC, Maoist Centre for holding local elections in Feb-March, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 28/07/2016)

Effective electoral justice mechanism a must: Chief Justice (ht 26/07/2016)

Yadav okayed as election chief, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/07/2016), CEC Yadav assumes office (kp 12/07/2016)

Preparing for the polls: The many and varied complexities of restructuring local bodies should be understood, by Khim Lal Devkota (kp 06/07/2016)

Laws must be in place first to hold polls: EC; PM Oli visits commission office to enquire about its preparedness, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 28/06/2016) [Govt and politicians think they can run the state by declarations and statements!]

EC moots public funding for parties, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 23/06/2016), State funding for elections: Money and muscle, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht 29/06/2016)

Election at all levels by Dec 2017: PM Oli (ht 16/06/2016), PM reaffirms local polls by mid-December, by Sangeet Sagroula (rep 16/06/2016)

Pun calls for polls in package (kp 05/06/2016), We should hold all three elections simultaneously under a unity govt, interview with Barsha Man Pun (kp 06/06/2016)

NC leader Singh proposes holding elections at all levels (ht 13/05/2016)

NC against civic polls under existing structures: UDMF also demands election to local bodies only after restructuring federal units, by Prakash Acharya (ht 10/05/2016), Cong objects to plan to hold local polls by Dec, by Binod Ghimre (kp 10/05/2016), Conditions must be met for local polls, says Election Commission (ht 10/05/2016), Local polls by December? Leaders say there’s a catch: Call for resolving political and technical complexities before elections, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 11/05/2016), NC, UCPN-M rule out possibility of civic polls (ht 11/05/2016), Cong criticises govt’s policies, programmes (kp 11/05/2016), NC opposes local election plans (rep 11/05/2016), Hold local polls: As the largest party in parliament, Nepali Congress should have welcomed the plan of holding the local polls (ht 11/05/2016) [It has been NC chairman Deuba who dissolved the local bodies in 2002 for base motives! Obviously, he still wants to have them being dissolved forever!!]

EC proposes bill to fund parties, by Prakash Acharya (ht 28/04/2016)

EC working out plan to curb rigging, by Prakash Acharya (ht 11/04/2016)

India ex-poll chief for EC autonomy; Quraishi: Since Nepal’s election commission has no right to set the date, elections are not being held periodically (kp 06/04/2016)

Still pending: Local elections can institutionalise democratic processes or they can be a political tool, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 06/04/2016)

Cabinet for amending Local Body Election Procedure Act (ht 02/04/2016), Local poll law moves forward: Cabinet decides to submit draft to Bill Committee under Prime Minister’s Office for final look before tabling it in Parliament, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 02/04/2016)

Election Commission wary of missing out on poll window (kp 22/03/2016)

Trials and errors: Hopefully Nepal will adopt best practices of other democracies to produce less flawed election results, by Pramod Mishra (kp 17/03/2016)

Speaker sends back CC recommendation of Yadav for EC chief (rep 11/03/2016)

Election Commission scraps registration of 15 political parties (ht 07/03/2016), Minister weighs case against EC: Prem Bahadur Singh says he will challenge Election Commission’s decision to scrap his Samajbadi Janata Party at Supreme Court (kp 10/03/2016)

Parties to report progress towards inclusion (kp 04/03/2016) [There will be hardly something to report!]

Parties not ensuring full representation to be crossed off EC list: Political parties need to ensure inclusive representation of women, Dalits and marginalised groups in their working committees and those of their sister organisations (kp 28/02/2016)

Election commission seeks mandate to fix election dates (rep 23/02/2016)

Dispute on hearings committee delays EC chief appointment, by Ashok Dahal (rep 08/02/2016)

Ex-EC commissioners suggest 1.5 pc threshold for PR seats (ht 02/02/2016), Fringe parties not for vote threshold (kp 06/02/2016)

EC urges prime minister to fix local election date (kp 08/01/2016)

Money in politics: In South Asia, elections are treated as festivals and voters as consumers of lies, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 22/12/2015)

Ayodhee Yadav recommended as new EC chief (kp 09/12/2015)

Preparations begin to fill vacancies in EC (kp 07/11/2015)

Election of local bodies still uncertain (ht 26/10/2015) [Party leaders don't need local elections! They are only interested in their power games at the centre, nothing else!]

Proportional representation: Start with humble threshold, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht 13/08/2015)

EC seeks more teeth for electoral reforms, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 20/07/2015)

Local polls possible only after December: EC (kp 17/07/2015)

Exclusionary elections: The draft consitution needs to restrict special representation to politically excluded groups, by Seira Tamang (kp 10/07/2015)

Sharma: Let EC announce elections (kp 10/07/2015)

Govt urged to hold local body election (kp 18/04/2015)

We should adopt fully proportional electoral system, interview with former Secretary and Chief Election Commissioner Bhojraj Pokhrel (rep 16/04/2015)

Baglung by-election today (kp 11/04/2015), Baglung-1 bypoll held peacefully (ht 12/04/2015), 73pc voters cast ballot in Baglung: By-election results to be out Sunday (kp 12/04/2015), NC candidate elected from Baglung-1, by Prakash Baral (kp), Khadka of NC wins; UCPN-M forfeits deposit (ht 14/04/2015)

Worth the paper? The use of machines in voting has definitely advantages; A vote once recorded in EVM cannot be tampered with, by Birendra Prasad Mishra (rep 19/03/2015)

EC bars nominations in Baglung-1 by-polls (ht 11/03/2015), 13 contenders file candidacy, by Prakash Baral (kp 16/03/2015)

UCPN-M fields Sharma for Baglung-1 by-poll (ht 08/03/2015), Sharma drops out of race for CA By-poll (kp 15/03/2015)

EC mulls reforms in election code of conduct (rep 04/02/2015)

New election code of conduct being formulated: Uprety (ht 03/02/2015)

Party finances: Election body to take action for non-compliance (kp 02/02/2015)

152 parties yet to submit expenditure details to EC (rep 26/01/2015)

EC to start voter registration from Jan 15 (reep 24/12/2014)

EC for 3 pc threshold, MMPR system (ht 24/12/2014)

Petition against Dahal quashed (ht 18/12/2014)

EC plans to be independent poll governing body, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 15/12/2014)

Uprety urges PM for EC’s independence (ht 05/12/2014)

Electoral model becomes more vital, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 21/11/2014)

Take action against those hiding poll expenses: EC (kp 18/11/2014)

‘Journos followed election code’ (ht 18/11/2014), CA poll media monitoring: Maoists got 68pc space on radio, TV (kp 19/11/2014), Broadsheet dailies covered CA polls fairly: EC report (rep 19/11/2014)

Poll talks: Election laws should undergo periodic changes to keep pace with time and socio-political developments in the country, by Motikala Subba Dewan (kp 16/11/2014)

32 candidates in Banke yet to submit election expenditure details, Arjun Oli (rep 20/10/2014)

Experts air views on election system (ht 17/10/2014)

Ballot papers of CA polls recovered (kp 10/10/2014)

Task force for phase-wise diaspora voting, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 24/09/2014)

PR poll system riddled with faulty provisions: CEC Upreti (ht 14/09/2014), Parties misused PR system: CEC Uprety; Nilamber opposes HLPC, roundtable (rep 14/09/2014)

Local body polls: Women ask govt for equal participation, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 04/09/2014), '50 pc women representation must in local polls' (kp 04/09/2014)

Vote fraud probe needs more time (kp 03/09/2014)

EC fines 1,497 CA election candidates (kp 28/08/2014)

EC refutes rigging claims, seeks ‘autonomy’ (kp 22/08/2014), Electoral laws: ‘CA Court stricture impractical’, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 22/08/2014)

Parties divided over local polls (kp 25/07/2014)

Parliamentary panel begins ‘vote rigging’ investigation (kp 22/07/2014)

EC in bid to ensure votingright of Nepalis abroad (ht 19/07/2014)

CA Court seeks ballot papers, documents of Morang-4 (rep 07/07/2014)

Poll expense details: EC slaps 18 parties with Rs 1,000 fine (ht 05/07/2014) [This is absolutely ridiculous!!!]

By-polls in four constituencies: EC says winners may be declared by this evening, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 23/06/2014), 66 percent turnout in CA by-elections, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 23/06/2014), CA by-elections record high voter turnout (ht 23/06/2014)

Cast your ballot without fear: EC (kp 21/06/2014)

By-election fever grips Kailali (ht 20/06/2014)

Voter ID issuance from Friday (kp 19/06/2014)

EC asks PM, DPM to explain poll code violation (kp 15/06/2014)

By-election preparation in final stage: CEC Uprety (kp 14/06/2014)

Security to be beefed up for by-election in Kathmandu-2 (ht 03/06/2014)

EC directs Kapilvastu to keep Nov 19 ballots safe (ht 31/05/2014)

By-election preparations almost complete, says CEC Uprety (kp 24/05/2014), EC to use EVMs in by-elections set for June 22 (ht 24/05/2014)

Major parties begin preparations for June by-elections (ht 22/05/2014)

EC publishes by-election schedule for 4 constituencies (nn 15/05/2014)

EC appoints returning officers for by-election (rep 14/05/2014)

Election offices to open (kp 12/05/2014)

Election expenditure: Action awaits 24 parties, 2,964 candidates (kp 11/05/2014)

DPMs contradict each other on local election (kp 10/05/2014)

Committee calls for reforms in PR system (ht 07/05/2014)

Local polls after statute: Gautam (ht 06/05/2014)

Voters can enjoy ‘right to  reject’ in by-elections (ht 04/05/2014)

EC spending unbridled: Report (kp 28/04/2014)

Tougher law on poll spending (kp 23/04/2014)

EC starts enforcing bypoll code (ht 21/04/2014), EC code of coduct for CA by-elections (rep 21/04/2014), Voter roll update from next week (kp 23/04/2014)

EC proposes amendment of local body act 2048 (nn 18/04/2014), Parties to ensure 50% candidacy for women in local polls, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 18/04/2014), Centre against periphery: There is no political will for local elections anong Kathmandu's smug and self-absorbed rulers (nt 18/04/2014), Vacuum in the villages: Nepalis are paying a heavy price  for the absence of local elections, by Kunda Dixit (nt 18/04/2014)

Conducting local elections: Politicians renege on their pledge, by Mukti Rijal (ht 15/04/2014)

Koirala alters local election plans (ht 12/04/2014)

CA by-polls to be held on June 22 (kp 11/04/2014), By-election in four constituencies to be held on June 22 (ht 11/04/2014)

Writing before rhetoric: It would be wiser for donors to push for the timely writing of the constitution instead of local polls, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 11/04/2014), Think nationally, act locally: Federalism and local elections are not contradictory, they are two sides of the same coin, by Damakant Jayshi (nt 11/04/2014)

Local body election law amendment: Poll panel proposes 50  percent female candidacy, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 05/04/2014), EC in talks with women leaders (kp 07/04/2014)

CA Court order on Nepal’s poll victory (ht 03/04/2014)

Local elections by mid-June: PM (ht 31/03/2014) [Please don't ridicule the people!!], Local polls impossible by June-end, says CEC Uprety, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 31/03/2014), Election intention: NC-UML need do assure Maoists and Madhesi parties that local elections will not affect the federalism agenda, by Dipendra Jha (kp 01/04/2014)

Parties share seats of 26 lawmakers (kp 28/03/2014) [This is once again a fundamental violation of the constitution! These seats are not reserved for any parties!!!]

EC urges govt to clear its position on local election, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 26/03/2014)

CA court scraps  complaint against KC (kp 20/03/2014)

Govt steps up preparations for local polls, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 19/03/2014), EC yet to garner parties’ backing in holding local polls, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 19/03/2014)

Local bodies’ elections: An urgent need, by Bihari Krishna Shrestha (ht 19/03/2014)

Ministry initiates process to amend local election laws (kp 18/03/2014)

CA Court suspends RPP-N member (kp 18/03/2014), RPP-N lawmaker's CA membership stayed (ht 18/03/2014)

Local polls can be held in May-June if there is political will, interview with Neel Kantha Uprety, Chief Election Commissioner (kp 17/03/2014)

Major parties divided over holding local polls (kp 13/03/2014)

Congress does not want CDOs to conduct local polls, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 12/03/2014)

Talks on to conduct local elections before June 14 (ht 11/03/2014), Local polls in status quo against federalism: Upendra Yadav (ht 11/03/2014), Of the people: Holding local elections within the next six months will require consideration of a host of factors, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 11/03/2014)

EC: Revise laws to conduct local polls by May-end, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 10/03/2014), Govt policy to stress on early local elections (kp 10/03/2014), Local polls after statute, says Minister Nidhi (ht 10/03/2014), Local polls in status quo against federalism: Upendra Yadav (ht 10/03/2014), UCPN-M for local polls after drafting statute (ht 10/03/2014), Myagdi leaders for elections before constitution delivery (ht 10/03/2014), A useful campaign: For local elections to happen, NC-UML need to reach out to other parties (kp 10/03/2014)

Local Elections: Not Yet Focal, by Abhijit Sharma (sp 07/03/2014)

EC starts local poll work: Forms two separate committees for the purpose, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 03/03/2014), Govt has two weeks to fix local poll dates: CEC (ht 03/03/2014), Local Election Rhetoric, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 03/03/2014), Go local: NC-UML must assure all others that local: elections will be fair and independent (kp 04/03/2014), Congress plans nationwide move targeting local polls (kp 07/03/2014), UML asks govt to announce date (kp 07/03/2014), Majority of people want election: Carter Center (kp 07/03/2014), Local development ministry ready for civic elections (ht 08/03/2014)

PR rules not practical: Uprety (ht 03/03/2014)

165 CA candidates yet to submit election bills (ht 01/03/2014) [related to Saptari]

Parties yet to clear publicity materials (ht 28/02/2014)

Leaders misuse PR system to send kin to CA (ht 28/02/2014)

Poll expenditure details: EC seeks action against violators (kp 20/02/2014)

RPP-Nepal taken to task over nominations (ht 18/02/2014), Stay order on UCPN-Maoist PR candidate’s CA membership (ht 18/02/2014)

Election panel seeks govt letter for local, by-polls (kp 17/02/2014), EC for local bodies polls before mid-June (ht 17/02/2014)

Local Body Elections Best Remedy To Local Malaise, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 15/02/2014)

Make political parties’ financials transparent: EU EOM (nn 14/02/2014) [see report], EU EOM-N seeks statutory safeguard for PR seats (rep 15/02/2014)

Double winners withdraw from one constituency (nn 05/02/2014), Four leaders withdraw constituency (kp 06/02/2014)

EC ready for local election: Commissioner (rep 28/01/2014), ‘EC working to hold local polls’ (kp 01/02/2014), Congress, UML gear up for local election, by Birendra KC (kp 03/02/2014)

EC to begin voter roll update from February (kp 19/01/2014)

Majority of parties in breach of EC rules, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 17/01/2014), Party funding: Challenge For Transparency, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 18/01/2014), Kick them all out! all out! Most of our political parties have yet to submit their financial reports, and have been flouting deadlines time and again. But the Election Commission is turning a blind eye to it all, by Guffadi (kp 18/01/2014)

Electoral democracy: Weighing the PR system, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht 13/01/2014)

The wrong faces: The Proportional Representation system in its present form defies its very purpose of ensuring inclusion, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 12/01/2014)

CA hopes dashed, driver also loses job: His boss, who didn’t get the Nepali Congress proportional representation seat, has however, retained his chair (ht 12/01/2014)

CA Court refuses to stay Dahal’s victory in Siraha: Seeks proof to substantiate vote rigging allegation (ht 11/01/2014)

PR seats allocation irregularity to be probed (ht 10/01/2014), CA Court summons RPP-N over PR list (ht 10/01/2014)

Election office negligence delays return of candidates’ deposit (ht 09/01/2014)

Petition against nomination of politicos in CA (ht 09/01/2014)

Scrap PR Electoral System, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 09/01/2014) [Better scrap the FPTP system which has been even more misused than the PR system, and please reform the latter!!], Need for change: The Proportional Representation system needs to be reformed, not abandoned, by Leena Rikkila Tamang (kp 10/01/2014)

SC: Allow voters right to reject (kp 06/01/2014), Govt told to ensure negative voting right, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 06/01/2014), SC gives voters right to reject poll candidates (rep 06/01/2014), A new dimension (ht 07/01/2014), Timely verdict: Right to reject provision (rep 07/01/2014)

Only 40 Kavre candidates ‘have furnished poll expense details’ (ht 05/01/2014)

CA Court refuses stay order against KC's win (ht 04/01/2014)

Disputes highlight flaws in PR method, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 03/01/2014) [The flaws in the FPTP system are even worse as the non-inclusive selection of candidates proves!!], Voices raised against PR system (kp 05/01/2014), An Urgent Call To Reform PR System, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 05/01/2014) [It's true, the PR needs improvements, fundamental reforms of the FPTP system and democratization of the parties are far more urgent!!], Siraha will be sending 20 representatives to new CA (ht), Many PR seats for home districts of party bosses, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep) [The behaviour of the party bosses is a special kind of corruption and nepotism!!], PR berth for murder accused leaves victim's family dejected (rep 05/01/2014)

PR lists irk party rank and file in backward areas (rep 02/01/2014), Dissatisfaction in parties over selection of PR candidates (rep 02/01/2014), Surgery gone wrong: Proportional Representation (rep 02/01/2014) [Not the system is weak but the party leaders whose continued violation of constitution and laws is justified a a necessity!!], PR Seats Breed Problem, by BG (rn 02/01/2014), Amid dissatisfaction over PR nominations, EC’s deadline expires today (nn 02/01/2014)

EC turns down RPP-N faction’s pleas, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 01/01/2014)

PR lists submitted amid resentments (kp 31/12/2013), Dozen NC central leaders object (kp 31/12/2013), Nepali Congress PR lawmakers (list) (kp 31/12/2013), NC submits PR list (ht 31/12/2013), Cong submits PR list with 67 new faces, by Prakash Acharya (ht 31/12/2013), NC picks 91 PR names amid note of dissent, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 31/12/2013), Dahal hands in names despite deputies’ dissent (kp 31/12/2013), UCPN (Maoist) PR list (kp 31/12/2013), UCPN-M gives candidates’ names to EC: Bhattarai, Shrestha express dissatisfaction, boycott meeting, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 31/12/2013), Maoist top brass divided as PR final list submitted, by Ashok Dahal (rep 31/12/2013), Spouses, aides in Madhes PR lists (kp 31/12/2013), Wives of 3 party chiefs in Madhesi parties' PR lists (rep 31/12/2013), RPP-N splits over seat row, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/12/2013), RPP-N splits over PR seats dispute, by Jivesh Jha (rep 31/12/2013), Post-poll euphoria fizzles out as RPP-Nepal splits (ht 31/12/2013), Ashok Rai party gives EC deadline a miss (kp 31/12/2013)

Losers more profligate in poll expenses, by Dhruba Subedi (rep 30/12/2013)

18 candidates yet to submit poll expense details (ht 29/12/2013)

KUSL: Debate on Elections Results (sp 27/12/2013)

Independents lose costly battle in Kapilvastu-4, by Manoj Poudel (kp 23/12/2013)

We are ready to hold local elections: CEC Upreti (nn 23/12/2013), EC for local polls by mid-April (rep 24/12/2013)

Students remove poll campaign materials, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 22/12/2013) [This is unpaid child labour! Students should study. Nepal needs a law that binds the political parties to remove poll campaign materials until a special date after elections under penalty of severe fines!!]

CA polls, vote counting credible: Carter Center (kp 20/12/2013)

Candidates filing poll cost details (kp 20/12/2013)

Rank and file: Future elections must require the submission of ranked PR lists (kp 19/12/2013) [Yes, and please make the inclusive selection of FPTP candidates binding!!!]

40 FPTP candidates fail to submit details of election expenses (ht 18/12/2013)

Rs 4.84 billion spent on CA polls (nn 17/12/2013)

Mulling people’s right to reject: The Nepali context, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (ht 16/12/2013)

Complaints against PR candidates (ht 09/12/2013), UML CC likely to okay PR list  criteria today (ht 09/12/2013), Four parties submit PR candidates’ names (ht 09/12/2013), RPP-N finalizes PR list of candidates (rep 09/12/2013), RPP-N finalises PR candidates (nn 09/12/2013), With one day to go, only five parties submit PR candidates (nn 09/12/2013), NC urges Election Commission to extend PR name list submission deadline by five days (rep 09/12/2013)

Only 3 parties submit list of PR candidates, so far (rep 08/12/2013), RPP-Nepal, RPP to submit names of PR candidates today (ht 08/12/2013)

NC, UML begin selection of candidates (kp 07/12/2013), CPN-UML to hold CC meet on Dec 9 to pick PR candidates (ht 07/12/2013), RJ finalizes its PR candidates (rep 07/12/2013), Dahal gets CA Court summons: Six more victory related cases filed (ht 07/12/2013), Dissenting parties to team up (ht 07/12/2013), Dahal blames army for poll rout (ht 07/12/2013), CPN-Maoist to declare CA illegal, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 07/12/2013)

Maoist vote claim baseless: Army (kp 06/12/2013), NA denies vote fraud: To hold review meeting Monday, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 06/12/2013), Pun takes vote rigging charge to CA Court (kp 06/12/2013), Polls Conclude But Dissatisfaction Over Results Persist, by Gani Ansari (rep 06/12/2013)

Filling seats: The parties must remember that PR was introduced to make the CA more inclusive (kp 05/12/2013), UML sets criteria to pick PR candidates: Choosing Khas-Arya members for Constituent Assembly an uphill task, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 05/12/2013), Madhesi Parties Have Few PR Seats, Many Aspirants, by Jivesh Jha (rep 05/12/2013), Alleged vote rigging: Maoists point finger at EC, Army: EC rubbishes fraud claims, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 05/12/2013), UCPN-M task force says there’s proof of rigging (ht 05/12/2013), EC circular was guideline for vote fraud: Maoists (rep 05/12/2013), Plaint filed in CA court against Gachhadar (kp 05/12/2013), Gachhadar’s win challenged in CA Court (ht 05/12/2013)

EC allocates PR CA seats to 30 winning parties (kp 04/12/2013), PR seats allotted, 30 parties make it to CA: Nine of them, including UCPN-M, snub EC meet (ht 04/12/2013), EC to proceed with allocation of PR seats (rep 04/12/2013), Fewer invalid votes this time around (kp 04/12/2013), Invalid vote percentage down, but marginally (ht 04/12/2013), 90 defeated parties demand inclusion in CA (ht 04/12/2013)

EC allocates PR seats; 30 parties in new CA: Seat allocation to be made public today, by Gani Ansari (rep 03/12/2013), 30 parties get PR seats (nn 03/12/2013), NC Struggles To Finalize PR List As Aspirants Pile Pressure (rep 03/12/2013), UCPN (M), allies to shun EC meet (kp 03/12/2013), Many facts prove rigging: UCPN-M probe panel (ht 03/12/2013), Govt insists polls were fair, refutes vote rigging claims (ht 03/12/2013), CA court summons NC CA member (ht 03/12/2013), Govt amending Act for holding local body elections (ht 03/12/2013), Financial assistance for casualties during election (nn 03/12/2013)

High time for local level election, says CEC Uprety (rep 02/12/2013)

EC to allocate PR seats by Monday (rep 01/12/2013)

EC revises PR vote count: May announce party-wisefinal seat tally tomorrow (ht 30/11/2013), Proportional seats: Parties get a week to pick candidates (kp 30/11/2013), Election campaigns help swell deposits, by Dikshya Singh (ht 30/11/2013)

PR vote count over, NC, UML may get 91, 84 seats, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 29/11/2013), NC on top after final vote count; Hung parliament yet again; 31 parties to have representation in CA, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 29/11/2013), PR vote count ends, threshold on Sunday: At least 19,000 votes may secure a PR seat: EC official, by Gani Ansari (rep 29/11/2013), Dalits, marginalised suffer election blow in 16 eastern districts, by Lila Vallav Ghimire (kp 29/11/2013), Denied ticket, dissident shows the way, by Manoj Poudel (kp 29/11/2013), Going Local: This year, voters supported candidates familiar with their constituencies, by Dambar Krishna Shrestha (nt 29/11/2013), Assaults on the rise after election (ht 29/11/2013), Winning candidates tired, ill (ht 29/11/2013)

CA stokes inclusion fears: Only 10 women, 63 Janajatis, 2 Dalits won FPTP polls (kp 28/11/2013), Final PR results likely today: EC says voter turnout on Nov 19 could be 78 percent (kp 28/11/2013), NC continues to lead in PR votes: Count likely to end today (ht 28/11/2013), Poll violence was up in central dists, by Laxmi Sah (kp 28/11/2013), 14 parties demand poll rigging charge probe (ht 28/11/2013), EC to dissatisfied parties: Go to court (kp 28/11/2013), EC Suggests legal remedy for disgruntled, by Gani Ansari (rep 28/11/2013), PR candidates off to Capital to grab seats, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 28/11/2013)

NC way ahead in PR vote count (kp 27/11/2013), NC maintains lead in PR count (ht 27/11/2013), NC, UML to probe defeat of their candidates (ht 27/11/2013) [??], In erstwhile red fort, 'true' communists pushed to corner, by Raju Adhikari (kp 27/11/2013), Madhes parties lose security deposits (ht 27/11/2013), Madhesi Forces Defiant Despite Defeat, by Jivesh Jha (rep 27/11/2013), EC Lifts Election Code Of Conduct, by Gani Ansari (rep 27/11/2013), EC meeting dissatisfied parties over vote-rigging (kp 27/11/2013), Charges baseless: Gupta (kp 27/11/2013), Women representation in new CA: Rights activists dread fall in numbers, by Weena Pun (kp 27/11/2013), Missing link: Marginalized representation (rep 27/11/2013), Guarantee Gender Equality In New Constitution : Women, by Anjali Subedi (rep 27/11/2013)

Cong gets past UML in PR race (kp 26/11/2013), 'Losing by slim margins more painful', by Benup Raj Bhattarai (rep 26/11/2013), Marginalized Groups Secure Lesser Seats Under FPTP (rep 26/11/2013), Plea to nullify Solukhumbu election (kp 26/11/2013), UCPN (Maoist) candidate moves CA court, by Gani Ansari (rep 26/11/2013), Ramechhap spreads out PR vote, by Gani Ansari (rep 26/11/2013), Humla family fined for not casting vote, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (kp 26/11/2013), State Expenses For CA Polls Around Rs 13b (rep 26/11/2013)

FPTP count nears end, NC, UML shine: UCPN (M) bags 25 seats so far; Last FPTP results from Saptari-2 expected today; 10 women win CA seats (kp 25/11/2013), New CA Likely To Have Fewer Parties: 'Over 22,000 PR votes may secure a CA seat', by Gani Ansari (rep 25/11/2013), Experts Suggest Giving 26 Nominee Seats To Women, by Anjali Subedi (rep 25/11/2013), UCPN (Maoist), allies to gather vote ‘fraud’ proof (kp 25/11/2013), Dahal, Baidya mull ‘working alliance’ (kp 25/11/2013), UCPN (Maoist) still unsure about CA Boycott (rep 25/11/2013), Gorkha voters urge UCPN (Maoist) to join CA, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 25/11/2013), More parties claim polls were ‘unfair’ (kp 25/11/2013), Call to probe Siraha-6 polls (kp 25/11/2013), UCPN (Maoist), MPRF-N, FSP To Discuss Poll 'irregularities' With EC (rep 25/11/2013), Nip it in the bud: EC must quickly probe allegations of electoral fraud so that the nation can move on (kp 25/11/2013), 93 held for poll violence charged with public offense, by Amar Khadka (rep 25/11/2013), Thousands of invalid votes in Dhanusa, by Suresh Yadav (rep 25/11/2013), Splits, Hunger For Power Behind Madhesi Parties´ Poor Show, by Jivesh Jha (rep 25/11/2013), UML maintains PR vote count lead, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/11/2013), Independent Candidate: Social worker elected to draft statute, by Rabindra Upreti (kp 25/11/2013), NC, UML sweep mid-Tarai (rep 25/11/2013), 5 secretaries Madhesi parties defeated (kp 25/11/2013), Leaders throng network sites (kp 25/11/2013), Winners visiting voters to extend their thanks, by Amrita Anamol (kp 25/11/2013), Winners and losers: The NC and UML cannot afford to ignore issues championed by the Maoists, Madhesis and Janajatis, by Dipendra Jha (kp 25/11/2013), UCPN (Maoist) must remain in the political process, interview with Mumaram Khanal (kp 25/11/2013), As you sow: Euphoria is in the air in Kathmandu following comeback of NC and UML; But only time will tell how long it will last and if it was justified, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 25/11/2013) [Neither is there consense between NC and UML nor do both together have the necessary two-thirds majority in the CA! Especially, the elected FPTP MPs are a non-inclusive lot that does in no way represent Nepal's society as it would be necessary!!]

Congress largest party in FPTP polls: Senior NC, CPN-UML leaders secure victories; many top UCPN (Maoist) leaders lose (kp 24/11/2013), NC emerges largest party under FPTP, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 24/11/2013), 232 First Past the Post results announced: NC wins 101, UML bags 90 constituencies: Proportional Representation vote counting continues; CPN-UML leading,Nepali Congress not so far behind (ht 24/11/2013), UML also Makes A Comeback (rep 24/11/2013), UML in PR lead (kp 24/11/2013), EC rejects election review (kp 24/11/2013), EC dismisses ‘foul play in election’ allegation (ht 24/11/2013), UCPN (M) not to deviate from peace, statute, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 24/11/2013), Our agenda thrive: Bhattarai (kp 24/11/2013), UCPN-M defends its agendas (ht 24/11/2013), Maoists analyse electoral debacle: Leaders term the unexpected results a ‘technical coup’ (ht 24/11/2013), Rivals plotted against us: UCPN (Maoist) leaders (kp 24/11/2013), UCPN-M loses Bagmati bastion (ht 24/11/2013), UCPN-M wiped out from three zones: Gets not even one seat in 29 constituencies (ht 24/11/2013), UCPN (Maoist) sweeps votes in Rolpa, by Hira Bahadur Ghartimagar (rep 24/11/2013), Gorkha sweep fails to excite Maoists, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 24/11/2013), NC, UML Gain Ground In Mid-west, by Kalendra Sujuwal (rep 24/11/2013), Double delight for Koirala, Nepal, Gautam: Dahal, Bhattarai, Khanal, Gacchadar fail to win from two constituencies, by Jaya Ram Gautam (kp 24/11/2013), For some leaders elections but mean a win (ht 24/11/2013), Big names Who Lost Their Deposits (rep 24/11/2013), Four party chiefs defeated in Sarlahi, by Santosh Singh (rep 24/11/2013), Repolling held in Saptari (kp 24/11/2013), 16 parties in Dhading flunk in PR (ht 24/11/2013), Police gear up to tackle post-poll violence: Winners, their rallies to be guarded (kp 24/11/2013), ‘Few’ women win under FPTP polls, by Pragati Shahi (kp 24/11/2013), Number of invalid votes increases, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 24/11/2013), Invalid votes down in Makawanpur (ht 24/11/2013), 3,999 ballots cancelled (ht 24/11/2013), KMC Urges Parties To Remove Poll Publicity Materials From Public Places, by Arjun Poudel (rep 24/11/2013), Congress’ Paudel says constitution within a year (ht 24/11/2013) [This will depend on your close cooperation and willingness to concessions towards CPN-UML and UCPN-M! In the first CA you have been the boycotting party even though NC had been the loser in the election!!], Behind the success: Technical reform processes initiated by the EC were largely responsible for the 70 percent voter turnout this election, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 24/11/2013), Part of the problem: Our leaders have become instrumental in handing over to Delhi the key to Nepal’s internal affairs, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 24/11/2013), Experts in Delhi for unity among Nepali parties, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 24/11/2013), Winners and losers: NC and UML won this time because they were the least divisive political forces, not because they were the most exciting options, by Mukesh Khanal (rep 24/11/2013)

NC, UML leave Maoists far behind: UML heavyweights Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhala Nath Khanal, Subas Nembang secure victory; NC's Gagan Thapa, RC Poudel win (kp 23/11/2013), UML takes lead as PR ballot count begins (kp 23/11/2013), NC takes pole position (rep 23/11/2013), Maoist chief urged to stay within CA process: Int'l community's concern (kp 23/11/2013), Prez tells Dahal not to run from duty: UCPN (Maoist) calls its leaders to the Capital to assess election results (kp 23/11/2013), 'UCPN (M) to participate in Constituent Assembly' (nn 23/11/2013), Dear Comrade: A heartfelt letter to the forgetful man who once did this and then did that, by Zahra Sen (kp 23/11/2013), Senior Madhesi leaders contend with defeat (kp 23/11/2013), MJF-Nepal boycotts vote-count: Seven other parties follow suit, by Bhim Ghimire (kp 23/11/2013), Madhesi Parties Join Chorus Against Election Results, by Jivesh Jha (rep 23/11/2013), Five gen secys lose in a district (kp 23/11/2013), Changing fortunes: Nepal, Oli bounce back; Pun, Shrestha out (rep 23/11/2013), Khatun Epitomizes Women's Victory In Bara -4, by Anjali Subedi (rep 23/11/2013)

Cong, UML in tight race to the top (kp 22/11/2013), UML takes lead, NC closely follows (rep 22/11/2013), NC, UML gain in Capital (kp 22/11/2013), UCPN (M) leaders seek poll review (kp 22/11/2013), UCPN (Maoist) Cries Foul, Threatens To Boycott CA (rep 22/11/2013), Don’t rock the boat, civil society tells UCPN (M) (kp 22/11/2013) [Please give them some time to understand! NC and UML never accepted their defeat in 2008 as well and this contributed to the failure of the first CA!!], Exercise Restraint Until The Entire Results Are Out: EC (rep 22/11/2013), Down, not out: Dahal should gracefully accept the election results and join the CA (kp 22/11/2013), Dangers of petulance: The Maoist withdrawal from the ballot-counting is hopefully temporary, and they will come back, humbled by the people’s verdict, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 22/11/2013), EC orders count halt in Siraha-5 (kp 22/11/2013), EC airlifts ballot boxes in inaccessible areas (kp 22/11/2013), EC airlifts ballot boxes in eight districts (kp 21/11/2013), Making a comeback, in style: The man who gave Dahal a drubbing, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/11/2013), Congress cadres rejoice in Capital: Venue sees wave of NC supporters as the party made a winning streak, by Weena Pun (kp 22/11/2013), Poll successful, says rights body (kp 22/11/2013), Int'l Observer Groups Say Polls Free, Fair (rep 22/11/2013) [But only if you disregard the aspect of missing inclusion!!], Polls better than in 2008, say int’l observers, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 22/11/2013), US, EU welcome CA election (kp 22/11/2013), The next step: Nepalis were disillusioned with the candidates on offer, not with democracy. That is the main take-home for the political parties (nt 22/11/2013), Voting in majority: From Mahottari to Morang, voters were openly receptive to elections and showed up in record numbers, by Anurag Acharya and Navin Jha (nt 22/11/2013), Another chance: Holding peaceful elections was the easy part, resolving the deadlock on the constitution will be harder, by Anurag Acharya (nt 22/11/2013), Sore losers: There will be no third chance for Nepal’s leaders to set things right, by Trishna Rana (nt 22/11/2013), Now, the constitution: Nepal once again showed the world its people believe in a peaceful, democratic way to select those who govern them, by George Varughese (nt 22/11/2013)

Time for e-change (rep 21/11/2013)

Awaiting the outcome: The electorate has voted in a drastically different manner this time around (kp 21/11/2013), Maoists distant third in early voting returns: Nepali Congress, UML ahead in initial vote count (kp 21/11/2013), Vote counting on in 149 constituencies: Early reports show 2008 winner UCPN-Maoist way behind (ht 21/11/2013), Split bad for UCPN (M), claim Baidya leaders (kp 21/11/2013), Statute vows helped us: NC, UML leaders (kp 21/11/2013), Madhes parties MJF-N, MF-L ahead (kp), Top leaders leading in districts (kp 21/11/2013), In prelims, bigwigs facing tough time (ht 21/11/2013), Dahal trailing NC’s  Rajan KC in capital (ht 21/11/2013), NC takes lead as vote counting continues (rep 21/11/2013), EC airlifts ballot boxes in eight districts (kp 21/11/2013), Ballot Boxes Stuck In Remote Districts (rep 21/11/2013), National poll observers say election largely successful (kp 21/11/2013), Women Voters Outnumber Men In Bhaktapur, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 21/11/2013), Vote counting stalled in Bhaktapur-1: Parties accuse election officer of changing stance on multi-stamped votes (ht 21/11/2013), Resume counting in Tanahun, demands NC (ht 21/11/2013), Counting delayed in Nuwakot (ht 21/11/2013), Disputes Hinder Vote Count, by Santosh Singh (rep 21/11/2013), Parties call for Sarlahi re-polling, by Aman Koirala (kp 21/11/2013), Irregularities alleged (ht 21/11/2013), TMDP accuses NC of capturing five booths (ht 21/11/2013), Feud brews in four districts (kp 21/11/2013), Disputes delay vote counting (kp 21/11/2013), Re-poll at Jumla booth on Friday, by D.B. Busha (rep 21/11/2013), EC Okays Vote Counting In Sarlahi-6, Dhanusha-5 (rep 21/11/2013), Vote-buying allegations in Parsa, by Bhushan Yadav (kp 21/11/2013), UCPN (Maoist) Cadres Thrashed In Thabang, by Hira Bahadur Ghartimagar (rep 21/11/2013), 15 locals thrashed in Rautahat (ht 21/11/2013), Kin of Bhotebahal blast victim slam government (ht 21/11/2013), Thapa’s social media campaign strikes right chord with youth (ht 21/11/2013), Nepalis flood social media with poll result updates (kp 21/11/2013), Pleased at polls parties pitch for progress, by Prakash Acharya (ht 21/11/2013), Striking out, by Deepak Thapa (kp 21/11/2013), Learning from the past, by Chiranjibi Kafle (kp 21/11/2013), Decoding the vote: The recors number of people turning out to vote, despite dangers to their life, is a sign of responsible citizenship, by Amol Acharya (rep 21/11/2013)

Voters’ victory: Nepali people have already won regardless of election results (kp 20/11/2013), Sovereign People Make CA Polls Historic: 70 percent voter turnout; Polling peaceful throughout the country, by Gani Ansari (rep 20/11/2013), People defy odds in high turnout vote: EC reports 70 percent overall turnout; Zero turnout in Rolpa’s Thawang; Counting to begin today, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 20/11/2013), Nepalis vote with fervour to elect second CA: EC upbeat about turnout, says it could be more than 70 per cent, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/11/2013), Huge voter turnout in several districts (rep 20/11/2013), 'Clean Electoral Rolls, Voter Awareness Key To Record Turnout', by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 20/11/2013), Lapses in electoral rolls irk voters, by Thira L. Bhusal and Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 20/11/2013), Huge Number Of Voters Barred From Casting Ballot Due To EC's Negligence, by Arjun Poudel (rep 20/11/2013), Anomalies reported; re-polling in 1 station, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/11/2013), Rolpa’s Thawang records nil voting, by Khem Budha (ht 20/11/2013), Zero Turnout At Thawang, by Hira Bahadur Ghartimagar (rep 20/11/2013)

‘Technical fault’ leaves people without right to vote (kp 19/11/2013)

EC cancels candidacy (ht 19/11/2013)

NYFN deploys 700 election observers nationwide (ht 19/11/2013)

Whither election observers? The deafening silence of observers on flagrant violations of electoral Code of Conduct foretells the kind of verdict they will give this election, by Madhu Raman Acharya (rep 18/11/2013)

CA election cost swells to Rs 50b: Observers advise avoiding frequent elections, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 18/11/2013)

Voters’ ID cards defective, replete with errors (ht 18/11/2013), Distribution of voter IDs to continue (nn 18/11/2013), Flawed voting ID cards irk voters no end: Many have complained that Election Commission goofed up ambitious project big time (ht 19/11/2013)

Sans citizenship, Chepangs left out, by Pratap Bista (kp 18/11/2013)

EC Preparing Gender Monitoring Report, by Anjali Subedi (rep 18/11/2013)

Election officials reach Rolpa polling booths after four days (ht 18/11/2013)

Could not educate all voters, says official, by Amrita Anamol (kp 18/11/2013)

High-profile observers (kp 18/11/2013), Over 18,000 to observe CA polls, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 18/11/2013), Int'l observers in Kathmandu, by Gani Ansari (rep 18/11/2013)

Women to man 80 polling centres (kp 17/11/2013)

EC To Probe Tampering Of Sample Ballot Paper, by Arjun Oli (rep 17/11/2013)

EC allocates Rs. 33.1 m to ferry election materials, ballot boxes safely (nn 16/11/2013)

Polling in Himalayan districts: Cold weather set to play spoilsport, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 15/11/2013)

Eyes wide open: Poll observers face a number of challenges in the run-up to the November 19 elections, by Krishna Man Pradhan (kp 15/11/2013)

DEOs set mid-east poll stage (kp 15/11/2013)

EC issues criteria for press passes (ht 15/11/2013)

EC rejects negative voting, by Pranab Kharel (kp 14/11/2013)

EC failed to implement poll code: INSEC (rep 13/11/2013)

Commission to deny 300 candidates PR tickets (kp 14/11/2013), 269 candidates taken off parties’ PR lists, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 15/11/2013), EC publishes final name list of 10,709 proportionate candidates (nn 15/11/2013)

EC starts supplying logistics to all polling stations (kp 14/11/2013)

Poll officials deployed against election code (ht 14/11/2013)

Huge Sum Being Spent On Voter Education, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 14/11/2013)

ID card distribution starts (kp 13/11/2013), Poll mismanagement: EC should effectively communicate that voter IDs are not mandatory (kp 13/11/2013), Voters’ identity cards reach Taplejung (ht 13/11/2013)

Rs 11.5 Billion Released For Election So Far (rep 13/11/2013)

Serious lapses in parties’ PR lists (kp 12/11/2013), 2 more days to clear candidacy irregularities, by Gani Anasari (rep 12/11/2013)

The five percent: Nepal should allow voting at 16; it already recognizes 16 years olds as 'youth' having the rights of citizenship, by Pratyush Nath Upreti and Kanchan Prasad Kharel (rep 12/11/2013)

Poll officials say they have been deprived of remote area allowance (ht 12/11/2013)

4-day holiday for election (kp 12/11/2013)

EC commissioner Admits Lax Implementation Of Poll Codes (rep 11/11/2013)

Bid to cut on invalid votes, by Thakursingh Tharu (kp 10/11/2013)

Disabled Likely To Be Excluded In CA: NFDI, by Anjali Subedi (rep 10/11/2013)

Voter i-card distribution: Poll commission sets Nov 17 target (kp 08/11/2013), ID use hinges on card delivery: Commissioner says other certificates may be accepted if ID cards don’t reach all voters, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 10/11/2013), EC to distribute voter ID cards by Nov 17, by Gani Ansari (rep 10/11/2013), Voters’ ID distribution runs into problems, by Prakash Acharya (ht 11/11/2013), Voter ID cards in districts; distribution begins Friday (kp 12/11/2013)

EC to monitor activities at all 18,457 polling centers, by Gani Ansari (rep 08/11/2013)

Disabled folk move court against EC, three parties, by Weena Pun (kp 08/11/2013)

Parties’ campaign costs zoom past limit, by Bhadra Sharma and Pranab Kharel (kp 02/11/2013)

Focus on voter’s ID card: Is it required now?, by Birendra Prasad Mishra (ht 01/11/2013)

Officials’ lethargy bombs campaign to educate voters in Okhaldhunga (ht 01/11/2013)

Election logistics on way to districts (kp 30/10/2013)

Voters’ education programme launched (ht 30/10/2013) [Better educate the politicians!!]

EU observation mission starts media monitoring (kp 29/10/2013), EC opens media, observation centre (kp 29/10/2013)

Govt to monitor 35,000 staff for CA election (ht 29/10/2013)

EC provides election related details (ht 29/10/2013)

EC begins printing voter ID cards (rep 29/10/2013)

Polling stations to be disabled-friendly, by Samik Kharel (kp 28/10/2013)

Over 12.4 m voters to exercise franchise during Nov 19 election (nn 28/10/2013)

Petitioners move court seeking right to reject candidates (kp 28/10/2013), Respect negative voting rights, court asked (ht 28/10/2013), Defendants’ position sought on ‘right to reject candidates’ (kp 29/10/2013), Hearing on negative voting (ht 29/10/2013)

EC completes printing ballot papers for PR system (rep 27/10/2013)

EC asks Home Ministry to seize unwarranted vehicles (kp 26/10/2013)

Observers raise alarm against code violations (kp 26/10/2013), EC gets tough on poll code breach: Gachhadar furnishes clarification, probe going on, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 27/10/2013), EC booking poll code violators (kp m28/10/2013), Gachhadar admits he made mistake (kp 28/10/2013)

Two parties field same candidate (ht 26/10/2013)

Higher invalid vote percentage likely, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 26/10/2013)

Staking the CA-2 election: Right or wrong?, by Anand Aditya (ht 25/10/2013)

EC plans early supply of poll logistics, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 25/10/2013)

EC lifts restriction on election observers (ht 25/10/2013)

EC all set to start printing voter IDs Monday, by Gani Ansari (rep 25/10/2013)

Election officials to allow chopper use for campaign in emergencies (kp 24/10/2013), EC allows use of choppers (ht 24/10/2013)

Jinxed voter ID project embroiled in favouritism charge: Lowest bidder cries foul,alleges unholy nexus between Election Commission officials and A-Roll (ht 24/10/2013)

Revised PR lists submitted at EC: Discontentment rife in major parties, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 23/10/2013), EC to publish list of proportional candidates today (nn 23/10/2013), Parties finalise PR lists: More than 11,000 candidates to contest for 335 seats, by Bhadra Sharma and Pranab Kharel (kp 24/10/2013)

Supreme Court questions restriction on poll monitors (kp 22/10/2013)

Use of troops: If the NA is given a prominent role during the election without clearly defining its role in law, the legitimacy of the elections will be open to question, by Dipendra Jha (kp 22/10/2013)

12.6m ballot papers at the ready for PR vote: Commission prints FPTP ballots for 67 constituencies (kp 21/10/2013)

EC to set up high-level election monitoring committee (nn 21/10/2013)

Poll preparations almost over: EC; With 30 days to go, observers doubt ID plan (kp 19/10/2013), ID card printing from Wednesday (kp 20/10/2013), EC volte face on voter I-card: To seek help from private sector, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/10/2013), Govt shortlists 2 firms for ID card project, by Anil Giri (kp 22/10/2013), Bid time for I-card printing ends today (kp 22/10/2013)

Mixed election system likely to be history for good (ht 19/10/2013)

EC imparts training to international election monitors (ht 18/10/2013)

10m ballot papers for PR election ready (kp 17/10/2013)

Proportionally abused: Parties are using the PR system to subvert democratic practice (kp 17/10/2013)

EC completes Nov. 19 poll preparations (ek 16/10/2013)

Deadline to submit revised list of PR candidates expires (nn 15/10/2013)

EU mission starts election observation (kp 10/10/2013), European Union launches election observermission (ht 10/10/2013), EU deploys 34 long-term observers (kp 18/10/2013), EU deploys 34-member long-term observers (ht 18/10/2013)

EC enforces ban onfestival parties (kp 10/10/2013)

Elections amidst challenges: The expenditure of the CA I elections was only Rs 2.81 billion; The expenditure for CA II electionsis expected to exceed 30 billion, by Bhagirath Basnet (rep 09/10/2013)

EC publishes list of FPTP candidates: 6,343 candidacies filed, 610 women in fray (ht 08/10/2013)

EC disqualifies 6 candidates (kp 07/10/2013), Election Commission cancels nominations of five candidates (ht 07/10/2013)

Writ against restrain on poll observers (kp 07/10/2013)

PR ballot printing starts amid tight security, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 06/10/2013), PR ballot paper printing begins (ht 06/10/2013)

Indecision on voter ID (kp 06/10/2013), Voter ID plan likely to fall flat (kp 07/10/2013), EC drops voter ID card plan, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 10/10/2013), How EC techies sabotaged the Voter ID card project (ht 11/10/2013), EC decides to print voters’ ID cards on its own, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/10/2013), EC set to print voter ID cards (kp 18/10/2013)

Nepal Army preparations for poll deployment begin: Regional-level security meetings set to begin from Monday, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 06/10/2013)

Government, EU sign MoU on poll monitoring (kp 05/10/2013)

Ballot paper printing for November elections begins (nn 05/10/2013)

CEC Uprety expects up to 85 per cent voter-turnout (ht 30/09/2013)

EC to buy large-sized ballot boxes for PR, by Gani Ansari (rep 29/09/2013)

Voter identity card printing will begin in a week, says EC; Officials say the 13 millioncards will be distributed by Nov 15 (kp 28/09/2013)

Home constituencies ano-no for nat’l monitors, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 27/09/2013)

Election Operation Centre set up (kp 27/09/2013)

Carter Center announces launch of int'l election observation mission to Nepal (nn 26/09/2013)

Where voting is not worth the arduous one-day trek, by Prakash Singh (ht 24/09/2013)

EC unveils policy on gender and inclusion (rep 24/09/2013)

51 groups to deploy 74,000 observers: EC allows 49 national, two int’l organisations to monitor the November 19 polls, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 21/09/2013)

Candidate nomination: Under pressure, EC mulls rescheduling dates a ‘wee bit’, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 19/09/2013), Parties running for Nov 19 CA elections in race against time: Most of them yet to start candidate selection (ht 19/09/2013), EC urged to extend deadlines (ht 19/09/2013)

Back to 601 (ht 19/09/2013)

Election security: 16 districts on list of ‘most sensitive’areas, by Manish Gautam (kp 18/09/2013)

Election offices set up in all 240 constituencies across country including capital (nn 18/09/2013)

Deferral plan will hit Nov election: EC, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 16/09/2013)

80 EU poll observers First batch arriving on Oct 3 (kp 16/09/2013), EU to deploy 100 observers during CA polls, by Gani Ansari (rep 16/09/2013)

Teachers quit their jobs to contest CA election (ht 16/09/2013)

EC deploys returning officers to districts, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 15/09/2013)

Parties demand more booths in Parsa (ht 14/09/2013)

Less voters register in Kanchanpur (ht 13/09/2013)

Most preparations complete: EC (ht 12/09/2013)

Over 74,000 interested to monitor second CA polls, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 11/09/2013), 54 Groups Seek Permission To Deploy Over 74,000 Poll Observers, by Gani Ansari (rep 11/09/2013), High stakes: Election observation (rep 12/09/2013)

EC okays temporary cop recruitment for CA polls: Asks Home Ministry to ensure a fair, neutral and credible hiring process, by Anil Giri (kp 10/09/2013)

EC yet to start printing voter education material (rep 08/09/2013)

Election officials’ foreign trips before polls raise eyebrows (kp 07/09/2013)

EC begins ballot designing (kp 07/09/2013)

Integrated poll security plan in ‘final stages’ (kp 07/09/2013)

EC in tight spot over voter ID card printing (kp 06/09/2013)

First batch of ballot printing papers arriving, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 05/09/2013)

Serious about election security, EC tells envoys (kp 05/09/2013)

CDC report on EC tablefor implementation (kp 03/09/2013)

Now, election logistics to come in truckloads, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 02/09/2013)

EC to start printing ballot paper in three weeks time (nn 02/09/2013)

Govt mulls ‘leading’ role for Army, by Anil Giri (kp 31/08/2013)

EC gets 2 sets of names for election officers (kp 31/08/2013), 161 judges deputed as poll officers (ht 31/08/2013)

EC gearing up to provide identity cards to voters (ht 30/08/2013)

EC revs up work to arrange logistics (kp 27/08/2013)

Poll spoilers: The EC will face a logistical nightmare if parties fail to take a call within the next few days on who will contest November polls, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 26/08/2013)

More polling stations, fewer booths (kp 24/08/2013)

EC registers 162,813 new voters in seven days (nn 24/08/2013) [This is not enough since millions are still missing! It is more important to bring all voters on board than all failed parties!!]

EC set to issue 12m voter ID cards in Oct, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 23/08/2013)

EC rejects call for 2nd week voter listing (kp 21/08/2013) [It's not necessary to respect the fundamental rights of the people????]

1 week, says EC of voter listing time (kp 17/08/2013), Voter registration resumes for seven days in all 75 districts (nn 17/08/2013), 5,000 voters registered (kp 18/08/2013), First day sees unexpectedly high numbers (ht 18/08/2013), Number of voters registering in biometric voters' list increasing (nn 20/08/2013)

EC on horns of a dilemma (kp 14/08/2013)

Vote observers to be invited within a week: Individuals and institutions failing to submit reports during the last CA blacklisted, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/08/2013)

CDC proposes 1 population threshold for all 3 regions, by Pranab Kharel (kp 09/08/2013), Don’t change constituencies frequently: CDC, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 09/08/2013), Madhes parties slam constitution delineation report, others laud it (kp 09/08/2013)

Opening up voter registration 'window period' very much likely: Election Commissioner PB Thakur (nn 09/08/2013)

Design for delimitation: Voter population, not census, should be the basis for constituency delimitation as it addresses population increase and limits over-representation, by Tej Prasad Adhikari (kp 08/08/2013)

EC passes media monitoring directives: Press Council Nepal protests; Election Commission chief says PCN can act against violators (ht 07/08/2013)

Poll panel consulting with forces on election security (kp 07/08/2013), Poll security plan ‘in a week’, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 08/08/2013)

Voter registration: Can be reopened if polls not hit: Regmi (kp 05/08/2013), CDC gets another week, report ‘not to change much’ (kp 05/08/2013)

Disenfranchised voters: The EC must find a way to accommodate the large number of missing voters to institutionalise the fundamental values of democracy, by Dipendra Jha (kp 05/08/2013)

Election media monitoring: EC, Press Council at loggerheads (kp 04/08/2013)

Govt ‘quietly’ preparing for local body polls (kp 31/07/2013)

Debt-ridden conflict victims will not get to vote: Panchthar folks had kept citizenship certificates as collateral for loan,which they failed to pay (ht 31/07/2013)

After Tiwari exit, Uprety is new CDC member (kp 30/07/2013), CDC wanted to rearrange all 240 seats: Ex-member, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 31/07/2013), Panel confused as to which way to move (ht 31/07/2013)

Missing in election: Large number of missing voters and conflicting sets of data could call into question the legitimacy of November election, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 29/07/2013)

EC okays poll symbols of 59 parties (kp 25/07/2013), 59 political parties granted election symbols (ht 25/07/2013), 86 parties get vote sign, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 26/07/2013)

Less voters in Doti (ht 25/07/2013)

SC now allows listing without citizenship cards (kp 24/07/2013), SC vacates stay against EC move (ht 24/07/2013)

Can EC act against ceiling violators? (ht 24/07/2013)

CDC deadline expires today; seeks more time to report (kp 24/07/2013), Taskforce divided on constituency delineation, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 24/07/2013), Election Commission asks CDC to file report in 15 days, by Bhadra Sharma and Pranab Kharel (kp 25/07/2013), CDC gets 10 more days to file report (kp 26/07/2013), CDC lacks team spirit, claims member (ht 26/07/2013)

Voter registration drops in Valley, by Samik Kharel (kp 24/07/2013)

EC all for fact-based poll reporting (ht 23/07/2013)

Election Commission makes voters' list public (nn 23/07/2013)

Free and fair elections Challenge of proper observation, by Krishna Man Pradhan (ht 23/07/2013)

Election code of conduct comes into effect today, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 22/07/2013), Code in place; final voter tally on Aug 20 (kp 23/07/2013), Code of concern: EC must remain vigilant and take action when code violations are discovered (kp 23/07/2013), Code of Conduct for CA elections takes effect, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 23/07/2013)

Electoral role: Application at SC against citizenship petition (kp 22/07/2013)

Constituency delineation: CDC likely to re-work on areas where population has gone up, by Pranab Kharel (kp 20/07/2013), Constituency delineation: Political parties’ support absolutely essential (ht 21/07/2013), Statutory hurdles haunt constituency delineation, by Pranab Kharel (kp 23/07/2013)

Poll observers should be graduates: EC proposal (kp 18/07/2013)

Voter registration drive ends; 12.1m in new list, by Bhadra Sharma and Samik Kharel (kp 16/07/2013), Citizenship card a must, rules SC (kp 16/07/2013), More voters register in Valley, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 17/07/2013), EC says gap of 3.8 million voters not unjustified (ht 17/07/2013)

Constituency deliniation: Constitutional complications staring HLPC in the face (kp 15/07/2013), Constituency delimitation hits hurdle (ht 15/07/2013), Constituency seliniation: Political parties now mull over three options, by Pranab Kharel and Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 16/07/2013)

EC allows chartered planes, helicopters in 11 districts, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 11/07/2013)

Free and fair election: Security challenges, by Ratindra Khatri (ht 10/07/2013)

CDC advised to increase PR seats in denser areas (kp 09/07/2013)

Crowds throng to register in voters’ list (ht 09/07/2013)

EC updating voter: roll sans citizenship, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 08/07/2013), EC voter roll move challenged in SC (kp 11/07/2013)

Constituency delineation: Civil society members differ on basis (kp 08/07/2013)

42 pc people miss voter roll update (kp 08/07/2013)

MoHA prepares poll security plan, by Anil Giri (kp 08/07/2013)

Level playing field: The abuse of public resources during campaigning and voting must be dealt with to ensure fair elections, by Narayan Rai (kp 07/07/21013)

As elections near, people flock to poll education centre in droves, by Samik Kharel (kp 04/07/2013)

Costly aversion: Social media and CA polls, by Arun Rai (rep 04/07/2013)

EC still has long poll ‘shopping list’, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 04/07/2013)

Elections on single day throughout country (ht 03/07/2013)

CDC interacts with parties: Debates on whether only 35 constituencies can be realigned, by Pranab Kharel (kp 02/07/2013), Population alone not a basis: Non-Madhesi parties; Case made for inclusion of geography, international standard as criteria for delineation (ht 02/07/2013), Lawyers to CDC: Don’t make major changes (kp 05/07/2013)

Effectiveness of election code of conduct: When money and muscles thrive, by Birendra Prasad Mishra (ht 02/07/2013)

Call for disabled friendly election arrangements (ht 01/07/2013)

Election Commission (EC)

Results of the CA elections, 19 November 2013

The 2013 elections in Nepal, by David Gellner. Asian Affairs 45:2, 243-261, June 2014

European Union Election Observation Mission: Final Report, Constituent Assembly Elections, 19 November 2013

Results of the CA elections, 10 April 2008

Results of the parliamentary elections, 3/17 May 1999

Evaluations from the parliamentary elections, 15 November 1994

Evaluations from the parliamentary elections, 12 May 1991

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