Kathmandu, Aug. 4: The government has decided to hold the elections of the members of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the Provincial Assembly (PA) on November 20. The elections will be held in a single phase.
Govind Pariyar, press chief of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, said that the meeting of the Council of Ministers held today took a decision to this effect.
Earlier, a meeting of the ruling parties had agreed to hold the polls on November 20 while the EC had also predicted that the government was about to fix the poll day for November 20 despite its suggestions for holding the polls two days earlier.
Tenure of HoR, PA members till Dec 7: CEC Thapaliya
Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya has informed that the Election Commission (EC) has written to the government that the tenure of the present members of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the Provincial Assembly (PA) will last till December 7.
Although the tenure ends automatically after the nomination, it needs to be corrected by making changes in the law and we have written to the government in this regard, said the Chief Election Commissioner at a press meet held today after the government decided to hold polls on November 20.
He said that the Commission has been making internal preparations for the poll and that the remaining 107 days are sufficient for the EC to hold the poll in a free, fair, and peaceful manner.