KATHMANDU: As many as 137,043 candidates have registered their nominations in 753 local units across the country for the local level elections to be held on May 13.
According to the latest data updated by the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday morning, 3,276 candidates have registered for the post of mayors and 2,009 for deputy mayors in metropolitan, sub-metropolitan cities, and municipalities.
Similarly, 3,264 candidates have registered for the post of chairmen and 2,296 candidates have registered for the post of vice-chairmen in rural municipalities.
So far, only 32,217 candidates have filed nominations for the post of ward chairpersons.
There are 23,521 women members, 21,221 Dalit members while the highest number 49, 239 have registered nominations for the post of members.
The number is likely to go up as the entry of the candidates is still going on.
In the May 13 local level elections, a total of 35,221 representatives will be elected. In the local polls held in 2074 BS, as many as 151,190 candidates had filed their candidacies.
According to the election calendar, complaints are being lodged today (Tuesday), if any, against the candidates who have filed candidacies.
Similarly, on April 27 and 28, the Commission will examine nomination papers and look into the complaints lodged and publish the name list of the candidacies on Thursday.
On April 29, the candidates will withdraw their candidacies and the final list of the candidates will be published.
The Commission will provide election symbols to candidates on April 30, according to the schedule.