Election COmmission of Nepal, Kantipath in Kathmandu/File Photo
KATHMANDU: Party registration for the parliamentary and provincial elections to be held on November 20 has begun today.
The Election Commission has issued a notice calling upon political parties wishing to contest the elections to the House of Representatives and the Provincial Assembly to be held on November 20 for registration.
The Commission has notified the political parties registered with the Commission until August 4, 2022 to register themselves for the purpose of the election.
The deadline for the party registration is until coming August 16. When submitting an application for party registration, details about the party, the number of officers and members of the party’s central executive committee, province and district committees, and the date the party submitted its annual audit report to the commission must be disclosed.
Similarly, the date of the last election of the party’s central level and province level executive committee, whether the political party’s organizational form is at the central level or province level or not, should be disclosed.
According to the Political Party Act, when two or more parties apply for party registration for the purpose of taking a single election symbol and participating in the election, the application should be made in accordance with the political party regulations, the Commission has said today.
The application should include a copy of the decision of the Central Committee to register the party for the election purposes, the party’s statute, regulations and manifesto, the annual audit report of the financial year 2021/22, and other necessary documents, and it has to be submitted with signature of the major office-bearers of the party.
Electoral Commission (EC) spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Paudel said that parties can be registered at the EC from today.
The deadline for the registration is August 16, according to EC.
Political parties registered with the EC will be eligible to contest the direct and proportional election.