The ruling Nepali Congress party has pushed back the date of its 14th general convention to December 10 to 12, 2021.
The Nepali Congress general convention had previously been scheduled for late November.
The party’s central working committee will be elected at the convention for the next four years. The incumbent party president, Sher Bahadur Deuba, and a few other leaders are preparing to run for the next term of the party presidency.
On Thursday, the Nepali Congress’s central election committee met and decided on new dates.
Due to disagreements over the finalization of the list of active members of the party in various districts, the party has repeatedly postponed the convention dates. The party recently postponed the convention dates because local units in some districts failed to elect new leadership teams on the specified dates.
The four-year term of the Deuba-led committee, which was elected in 2016, was set to expire in February 2020. The party, however, extended the term by one year, citing special circumstances’ as permitted by the party statute. The constitution, on the other hand, requires a political party to elect a new leadership every five years, but it also includes a clause that allows for a six-month extension. That benefit was also used by the party.
Despite the fact that the extended six-month period also expired in August, the party has claimed that the convention process has already begun, citing election procedures at the local level.