The government is preparing to hold Assembly elections for the National Assembly’s 19 vacant seats by January 22.
The Election Commission (EC) proposed holding the elections on either January 21 or January 24.
According to a minister, the government has decided to hold the elections on January 22 (Saturday) in order to avoid disrupting public services because local representatives are also voters.
During a recent meeting with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, officials from the Election Commission (EC) informed him that the tenure of 19 National Assembly (NA) lawmakers will expire on March 4.
According to Section 5 of the National Assembly Elections Act, the government must set a date and hold elections 35 days before the expiration of the tenure of NA lawmakers.
The Parliament Secretariat has informed the Commission that the terms of 20 lawmakers, one of whom was nominated, will expire on March 4.
The voters in the National Assembly elections are local unit heads, deputy heads of local units, and provincial legislators.