Building of the Election Commission of Nepal, Kantipath in Kathmandu/File Photo
KATHMANDU: Candidates who have filed their nomination papers for the upcoming election of members of the House of Representatives (HoR) and Provincial Assembly can withdraw their candidacy today.
As per the election schedule released by the Election Commission, the candidates contesting in the First-Past-The-Post system for HoR and Provincial Assembly constituencies could withdraw their candidacy from 10:00 to 13:00 by visiting the Offices of the Chief Returning Officers and Offices of the Returning Officers by the candidates themselves or by their representatives.
The final list of the candidates will then be published from 13:00 to 15:00 on October 12 and the election symbols will be provided to the candidates from 16:00 on Wednesday itself.
The EC has already established 165 election officers with 77 chief returning officers and 88 returning officers for the election to be held on November 20.
For the HoR, a total of 2,291 men and 235 women candidates are vying for the 165 seats.
Likewise, altogether 3,476 candidates including 297 men and one other are contesting for 330 seats under the first-past-the-post electoral system of the provincial assembly.
It may be noted that the ruling coalition on Tuesday instructed rebel candidates to withdraw their candidacies by 1 pm today.
The Nepali Congress (NC) has warned of action against those rebel candidates not withdrawing their candidacies by 1 pm today.