Election observers siding with parties, candidates not acceptable: EC Chief Thapaliya

KATHMANDU: Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya said it would not be acceptable for election observers to be siding with or going against any parties or candidates in the November 20 elections.

He referred to some past election incidents wherein some election observers sided with parties or candidates. He was inaugurating a training session for election observers for the election to the House of Representatives and the Province Assembly here today.

He urged them to help the Election Commission to conclude the elections by following the election code of conduct, 2079 as election observers are an important part of the polls.

All political parties, civil society, mass communications and all sectors have an important role in making elections a success as it reawakens citizens’ rights and strengthens democracy.

Similarly, joint secretary and EC’s spokesperson Shaligram Paudel urged election observer organizations to train the observers mobilized for the polls to abide by the poll code of conduct. Election observers from 43 organizations have taken the session. RSS

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