Vice-Presidential election: Silence period commencing from midnight today

KATHMANDU: The silence period for the election to the post of Vice-President will be commencing from midnight today.

According to the Election Commission, the election silence commences from 48 hours before the day of voting and it will remain in effect until the closure of the polling centre.

No election-related publicity and promotional activities are allowed to be held during the silence period.

The election has been scheduled for March 17.

Earlier, the EC had issued the Vice President election code of conduct beginning from March 1 and it shall remain in effect till March 19.

The EC issued the code of conduct in accordance with the Clause 22 of the Election Commission Act, 2017.

EC Spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Poudel said the silence period aims to ensure the election be held in a free, fair, transparent and safe manner.

Astalaxmi Shakya (Bohara), Pramila Kumari Yadav, Mamata Jha and Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav have filed their nominations for the election and Pramila Kumari withdrew her candidacy, announcing that her support will be for Ram Sahay Prasad. RSS


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